Monitoring parent task's sub-tasks for changes

While using sub-tasks we want to monitor main tickets and review updates if there is at least one sub-task been upgraded.

Is there a way in JQL to build report that show main tickets with updated recently sub-tickets only?

Thank you!

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 20, 2018


You could use Power Scripts for the task. You could create a file called jqlRecentlyUpdatedSubtasks.sil with the following code:

string [] keys = selectIssues(argv[0]);
string [] ret;
for(string k in keys) {
   for (string subTaskKey in subtasks(k)) {
         date recentlyUpdated = currentDate() - argv[1];
         if (%subTaskKey%.updated > recentlyUpdated){
           ret += subTaskKey;
return ret;

Let's say you want to see all tasks which subtask were update no longer than 2days ago. You would use the following JQL function

key in silJQLList("jqlRecentlyUpdatedSubtasks.sil", "project = projectKey", "1d")

You can read more about Power Scripts here

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