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JQL to find issues that don't have links of a specific type

We've defined a Link Type called "contains <-> belongs to" so that we could build an issue hierarchy where Initiatives "contain" Features, and Features "belong to" Initiatives. I want to query for all Features that don't belong to an Initiative.  What I would like to write is something like:

type = Feature AND (issueLinkType != "belongs to" OR issueLink is EMPTY)

 but that's not valid JQL.

Any thoughts? What am I missing? Is there a Marketplace app that will support these semantics (not necessarily this syntax)? Thanks for any ideas you can offer.

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John Funk Community Leader Jul 14, 2021

Hi Kelly,

Try this: type = Feature AND (issueLinkType != "belongs to" OR issueLinkType is empty)

Doh! Thanks John.

Interestingly, the documentation says the IS operator is not supported for issueLinkType. That'll teach me to believe the docs :-(

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@Kelly Arrey 

For server and datacenter it really is not supported. That is why i used '=' in my reply. 

Good one!  Thanks again.

Hi @Kelly Arrey 

First of all you should always get an error that says what you are doing wrong. 

Out of the top of my head i would think the query you are looking for is  

type = Feature AND (issueLinkType != "belongs to" OR issueLinkType = EMPTY)



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