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JQL Query - Sub-Tasks Parent (Epic or User Story)

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I want to filter Sub-tasks that have a parent (Epic or User Story)


When I do a search no Epic Link is displayed, when I click on the Sub-Task and view it, an Epic Link is present


Any help would be apreciated


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Muhammad Ramzan Community Leader Jan 17, 2021

Unfortunately with native Jira  you cannot achieve this .


There are few plugins like Scriptrunner  JQL Search Extensions for Jira & reports, and other one i think is jql tricks.


I can provide you example of  JQL Search Extensions for Jira & reports, because i am using it extensively.

parentIssueType in ("Story", "Task")

it will get all sub tasks whose parent is story or task.


Here is the reference


Please let me know if need any other help

Hi Lee,

I can confirm that with ScriptRunner for Jira Cloud you can achieve your requirement of filtering subtasks that have a parent Epic using the subtasksOf() and issuesInEpics()  enhanced search functions as documented in the pages here and here which provides examples of how this query can be used.

I hope this information helps.



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