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The Jira project I am working on is relatively large. Certain issue types should only be linked to defined other issue types. For example Epics should only be linked to System-, Functions-, Subtasks- and Defectissues. To control if the given structure is kept, I would like to set up a filter that shows all epics that are linked to other issue types that are not defined according to the given structure. Can you help me with this?
Thanks and best regards
I’m Charlotte, a support engineer at Appfire and I’m here to help you.
Unfortunately, using vanilla JQL, you’ll not be able to do it dynamically.
In the app where my team works, JQL Search Extensions for Jira, you can use this query to find epics that are linked to other issue types that are not the ones you mentioned above:
issue in linkedIssuesOfQuery("type not in (System, Functions, Subtasks, Defectissues)") AND type = Epic
Please contact our support if you have any other questions about this query.
We’ll be happy to help you!
Unfortunately, this is trickier than one might think; as a hierarchical query, it would really require some kind of join or subquery, which isn't available in plain Jira/JQL. I believe you'll need extra tooling for that.
Hope this helps,
Just to expand on the last point, this is how this would look in the app that my team and I are working on, JXL for Jira. Put simply, you'd create a sheet with all issues that are potentially relevant to you, enable the default issue hierarchy (that's just one click), and then use JXL filtering capabilities to narrow down to the issues that you care about:
(I'm using bugs here, but it would work with any other issue type(s) as well.)
Once you have your list of issues, you can work on these directly in JXL (much like you'd do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets), trigger various operations in Jira, or export them for further processing.
Any questions just let me know!