Swimlane JQL by word within Epic

Lizzie Jack February 28, 2024

Hi, 

I'm trying to write a JQL to create a swimlane for any Epic that contains a specific word.

I have multiple epics that contain the word 'Daily' and I want to group the issues in the sprint together in a swimlane.

"Epic Name" ~ Daily does not work.

parentEpic ~ Daily shows the following error :

The operator '~' is not supported by the 'parentEpic' field. Update the query and save it again

 

TIA!

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John Funk
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February 28, 2024

Hi Lizzie,

With the change in Epic Link to Parent, the Epic Name field is no longer required and may not appear on a screen. Epics now simply use the Summary field. Might it be that you are searching the wrong field? 

Also, I would think would you would be better off applying Components or Labels to the Epics and then using those in your query for swimlanes. 

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Jack Brickey
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February 28, 2024

Hi @Lizzie Jack , where exactly is the word "Daily"? Is it in the Epic Name or Summary.

i just verified the following works...

type = epic and "Epic Name" ~ "remove"

in my case the epic name is "Remove from backlog"

Jack Brickey
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February 28, 2024

When you say ""Epic Name" ~ Daily does not work" do you mean nothing is returned? If so that tells me that you don't have any Epics with the Epic name that includes "Daily". Please try using the View all issues screen an enter that JQL to observe results.

Lizzie Jack March 5, 2024

@Jack Brickey thanks for replying.

With "Epic Name" ~ Daily does not work" the JQL is accepted, but the swimlane doesn't filter the correct epics.

I do have epics that have the word 'Daily' within the title.

Jack Brickey
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March 5, 2024

Can you provide a screenshot of the view all issues screen using that JQL

Lizzie Jack March 5, 2024

@Jack Brickey slightly different example but the first screenshot is of the JQL filter, however I want to use this for a swimlane.

Second image is the list of epics with "Cargo" in the title on my backlog. There are a few that aren't showing up on the JQL filter.

Jira1.JPGJira 2.JPG

Bill Sheboy
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March 5, 2024

Hi @Lizzie Jack 

The "Epic Name" field has essentially been sunset, replaced by the Summary field (although the field is still present).  For more recently created epics, perhaps the Epic Name is empty in your Jira site.

Please try changing your query to check the Summary to observe if all of the expected epics are returned.

Kind regards,
Bill

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Jack Brickey
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March 5, 2024

Yes indeed. Let us know the results

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Lizzie Jack March 6, 2024

this has worked, thanks @Bill Sheboy 

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