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How can I filter for issues in Project A that are linked to epics in Projects other than Project A?

Arushi Verma
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September 8, 2023

Hi - 

I'm looking to filter for jira tickets in my project (let's say Project A) that are linked back to epics in other projects (not A). 

How would I do that?

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Charlotte Santos -Appfire-
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September 11, 2023

Hi @Arushi Verma

I’m Charlotte, a support engineer at Appfire and I’m here to help you.

Unfortunately, using vanilla JQL, you’ll not be able to do it dynamically.

In the app where my team works, JQL Search Extensions for Jira, you can use this query to find tickets in project A that are linked to epics in other projects:

issue in linkedIssuesOfQuery("project != 'Project A' AND type=Epic") AND project = "Project A"

Please contact our support if you have any other questions about this query.

We’ll be happy to help you!

Best regards,


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Mikael Sandberg
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September 8, 2023

Hi @Arushi Verma,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

You need an app in order to do a nested search like that, it cannot be done with out-of-the-box JQL. There are multiple apps in the Marketplace that extends JQL, I have used JQL Tricks and Enhanced Search/Scriptrunner in the past to do similar searches. 

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