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Given an enhancement with linked stories, how best to know when the work is done?

As one not closely monitoring the development work cards and story cards, how best to monitor the status of the work from the perspective of an enhancement card or epic? Assuming I'm not already headed down the wrong path, can one search for cards where all linked cards are [Done]?

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Hi @Chris Wallingford 

As you're on Jira Cloud, the correct answer is to get an app that provides JQL extensions you're looking for.

With standard JQL, you can only get a list of issues and export them to Excel for further processing. This works if you want to do a one-off analysis. If your use case is more dynamic than that, look beyond standard Jira.

Standard JQL doesn't easily allow it, but you can quickly find the results using our professional indexing service JQL Search Extensions

 You can use this query to find all epics and children, also will return the done children if the Epic is not in Done. 

issue in linkedIssuesOfQuery("status = done”) and issuetype = enhancement

Check out the documentation for more examples.
I hope this helps!

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What are your requirements for how you get the data for this monitoring?

When viewing an Epic you can see the list of child issues and the status of each one. 

For any issue when you view it you can see the list of linked issues and the status of each one.

You don't need a "search" per se to view that information for a single issue.

Jira natively provides limited ability to execute a search involving linked issues. Refer to

Third party apps can extend the functionality, depending on your requirements.

So, can you expand on your use case/requirements? Are you trying to out for a single specific issue at a time if it has linked issues that meet a set of criteria? Are you trying to find multiple issues that have linked issues that meet a set of criteria?

You've indicated that you are using a Premium Jira Cloud environment. Are you leveraging Advanced Roadmaps?

Hi Trudy,

I'm trying to find any issues that have linked issues that meet the set of criteria. I will not have specific issue keys. Example might be, return me a list of all issues where issue type = "enhancement" and all issues linked to the issue have status = "done". 

I'm using cloud, and am under the impression that third party apps aren't available to me. I've only dabbled in Plans. It looks like the hierarchy is limited to using Initiative > Epic > Standard Issues > Sub-Task Issues. While we use this hierarchy, both the enhancement card and the linked issues are all "standard issues". I can do a bit more reading, but am not seeing an obvious win from plans for this case.


Unfortunately, without a third party app to extend searching capabilities there is not a good solution available through the UI for your use case.

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