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JQL query for filtering all subtasks of an issue


Does anyone know how to write a JQL query to get all subtasks and linked issues to a Story/Task?




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Hello @Monika Brandström

Below JQL-query worked for me, giving me all subtasks and linked issues to my AC-15 issue:

parent = AC-15 OR key in linkedIssues("AC-15")

What above query says: Fetch all issues that have AC-15 as a parent or whose key is linked with AC-15


How does it work for you?

Hope it helps and good luck!

11 votes

Can you try 

parent = "ISSUEKEY" OR issue in linkedIssues(ISSUEKEY)

Replace the issue key with the issue ID of your story or subtask.

Both functions dont exist in standard Jira.

mhm ur right. I wonder why it doesnt work for my Instance then. . . 

works in my parts, thanks a lot!

Hi @Nisha Hajamohideen ,

your solution works great for me in the standard cloud installation. Thanks. I have added an "order by rank" to show the order used in the issue view of jira.

parent = "DOC-9902" ORDER BY rank 

Best Regards,

Like Jan Graeber likes this

Is there an option to arbitrarily leave any ?
Ex: parent = "ISSUEKEY" that works with the key MAR-2 and for other occasions MAR-3

Like Tytus Wachowski likes this

Worked for me, thank a lot @Nisha Hajamohideen 

issueFunction in linkedIssuesOf("Key=JIRA-100") or issueFunction in subtasksOf("key=JIRA-100")

thanks for this one 

Like Brandon Dulaney likes this

This worked for me too! Thanks a $milli$!

Thank you for all your answers. Parent in and linkedIssues was the solution for me.

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 JQL Search Extensions for Jira & reports plugin have rich queries which are very useful. You can either use scriptrunner  or   JQL Search Extensions for Jira & reports plugin.


I am using  JQL Search Extensions for Jira & reports plugin and its really amazing.


Following query will be helpful in your case.

It will return all linked issues and sub tasks linked with JQL-3 or JQL-5


issue in linkedBy(JQL-3, JQL-5)


you can find more documentation here

You can try this in the JQL query search text box - 

issueFunction in subtasksOf("fixversion=37.0") 

You can give your required fix version or use any other filter.

In Jira 8, 

below works fine

Search Issues ==> Advanced ==> In the query field

parent = <ticket no>

I used this query and it works :)

project = "ProjectName AND issuetype not in standardIssueTypes()

@Monika Brandström You could use a plugin like this one, it works for me!

Once installed, the query should be something similar to:

As far as i know there is no JQL in standard Jira for that. You need to get a Plug In. 

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