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Find work items without a specific link type

We are using Next-gen and have XRAY and Enhanced Search.

With Enhanced Search I can find all Test Cases for a Story by looking for link type "is tested by".

But what I want now is to find all Stories (with some specific criteria) that do not have a link of type "is tested by".  Ideally I'd be able to specify other criteria about the linked items as well, but that is a nice to have.

Jira has this

issuetype = story and issueLinkType is EMPTY


what I'd like is something like this (pseudo syntax)

issuetype = story and issueLinkType (of linktype "is tested by") is EMPTY



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Hi @Mark Anderson 

How about this:

project = myProject
AND issueType = story
issueLinkType != "is tested by"
OR issueLinkType IS EMPTY

Best regards,


Yes, I don't know why I had trouble with that.  I think I tried "is tested by" but I was not realizing I needed the "or empty" part to get any results, Stories that have links that aren't 'is tested by'.  I know that you need to use the "empty" check for other situations, like null checkboxes.  I just didn't see how it applied here.

thank you much,


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