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How To Find Initiatives with no Epics Edited


I am looking for a simple JQL that will return a list of Initiatives with no Epics (so I know which ones to focus on at planning).

If this was a normal parent/child relationship I could use hasLinkType() but, nope, this has to be different! :)



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Per this post from 2020 seems like there is no support for that query in native Jira, but you can add a third party app that extends the JQL features and will enable you to get the results.

(Credit to @Jack Nolddor -Sweet Bananas- )

Thanks Trudy. I did find that plugin in my search but I was hoping there was another way without purchasing another plugin. 

hey boss! try something like: 

"Epic Link" is null and issuetype = Initiatives 

Epic Link being your epic field name, Initiative being the issue type you choose to filter on. 

Thanks for your suggestion but we don't associate the Epic Link with an Initiative. An Initiative will have multiple Epics linked to it as children. Epic Link is singular value.

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