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How to display epic name with epic link OR parent

This solution works for me partially.

My JQL looks like this:

project="XYZ" and "Epic link" in (e1,e2,e3)  or parent in (e1,e2,e3) 


Issue1: Status!=done doesn't work, it displays done items too.


I am trying to use this query in the "Filter results" gadget 

and adding the below fields:

<<Epic name>> <<Epic Status>> <Issue type>> <<Key>> <<Description>> <<status>>

Issue 2 : Everything displays perfectly except <<Epic name>> and <<Epic status>>


How do I display these 2 fields ?

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Hi @archana bhatt ,

Issue 1: Remember to wrap 2 clauses of OR into (), your JQL will looks like: project="XYZ" and ("Epic link" in (e1,e2,e3)  or parent in (e1,e2,e3)) and status != Done

Issue 2: Epic name and Epic status have value if your issue is Epic only. You can use Epic link instead of them.

Hope this helps!

Cool! That worked for the status and results. Thanks so much @Thuan_ Do Dang 


I see 2 more issues here:

1. I can only grab all the stories linked to these epics. Its not showing up any sub-tasks linked to it.

2. Instead of hand-picking epics (e1,e2...) is there a better way to reference all the epics by just querying labels?

This becomes tedious if we have more than 10 epics.

Hi @archana bhatt

to both your points, this won't be possible using "native" JQL. You'll need an app from the Marketplace for that.

Two routes to go down:

First, there's a number of apps that provide extensions to native JQL; I haven't used them much myself, but e.g. JQL Search Extensions or Scriptrunner should provide useful capabilities.

Alternatively, there's a number of more hierarchy-focused apps in the Marketplace. These apps usually don't rely on "native" JQL to establish parent/child relationships, but have their own ways of doing so. I can only speak for the app that my team is working on - JXL for Jira - but in JXL, your use case would be easy to solve.

  • Create a so-called sheet that includes any issues that could potentially be relevant to you. Don't worry about parent/child relationships; JXL will sort that out for you.
  • Switch on the default hierarchy; that's a one-click operation.
  • Configure filtering to apply only to top-level issues (i.e., your epics); again, a one-click operation.
  • Now you use Excel-style column filtering and full-text search to navigate through your epics, always viewing their full hierarchy.

This is how it looks in action:


(Note that JXL can do much for than that: From quick inline editing (individually or in bulk), inline issue creation, to advanced features such as grouping, sum-ups, and conditional formatting.)

Hope this helps,



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