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JQL Query to count the number of issues linked to a story or epic


Hi All,

        I have to generate the total number of linked issue count for the issues. Can i get any JQL Queries or any free jira plugins to find this for the jira server?

Ex: I am having  an issue key like  (XXX-7) for this issue i have 3 linked issue(XXX-2,XXX-3,XXX-4). So i want to display the total linked count as 3.

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John Funk Community Leader Jul 13, 2022

Hi Vignesh,

Where are you trying to display this count? And what purpose will you use it for?

@John Funk If its displayed in the view screen it's fine for me. I have to check and count the linked issues manually  every time. If its a field it should be better for me. 

John Funk Community Leader Jul 14, 2022

I am thinking you could create the query and then display that in a gadget in a dashboard. You would need a filter per master issue though. 

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Rahul_RVS_Support Marketplace Partner Jul 13, 2022

Hi @Vignesh 

Welcome to the community !!

For a readymade solution you can try out

Agile Tools : Epic Tree, Links Tree, Time in Status & Worklogs

The app will show child issue count at each hierarchy level.

Epic Hierarchy - CHildren.PNG

Thankyou for your response rahul, but its a paid plugin. We can't afford.

If there any other ways to do it please suggest.

@Vignesh you can use this jql --> parent=<epic key> OR "Epic Link"=<epic key> OR "Parent Link"=<epic key> ORDER BY rank


Then use the dashboard gadget "Filter Counts" to show Total.

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