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JQL: Pull in issues dynamically

I need some help refining the JQL I have which pulls certain issues into advanced roadmaps. 

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1. pull in all epics that have a specific parent initiative (this works ok)

2. (the problematic part). I need to pull in all issues that have specific parent epics. 


The problem with item #2 is that as new epics are being added, the issues contained within the newly  epics are not showing because this part of the query is not dynamic. 


Is there a better way I can structure the JQL that can dynamically pull in issues that are in newly added epics that are not hard coded in the jql.


Some other ways I can do this would be pulling in all issues that have a specific component, but I'd rather not rely on manually adding the component in order for it to appear in the jql results. 


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Hi @Jeffrey Bistrong 

I do not believe that is possible with out-of-the-box JQL features, as you would need the ability to nest queries to find any new epics: "Epic Link" IN (some other JQL result set)

You note one possible work-around, which is to mark all relevant issues somehow (e.g. label, component, custom field, etc.)

Another is to purchase a marketplace addons which enhances JQL features to support such nested queries.

Kind regards,

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