Can I view JIRA issues and links in a tree as a nested list

Eoin Ryan Atlassian Team Jan 12, 2014

Can I view JIRA issues and links in a tree as a nested list; e.g.

- Project 1

-- Epic 1

--- Story 1

---- Task 1

--- Story 2

-- Epic 2

--- Story 3

---- Task 2

---- Task 3

- Project 2

-- Epic 3

--- Story 4

---- Task 4

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You could also take a look at the Structure plugin :

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You should have a look at the Jira Links Hierarchy plugin. You'll find it here:

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Impact for JIRA ( does that.



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Search for "link" in to get a list of plugins that can do this.

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Besides of hierarchy , is there any way to show the issue links as a tree?  I have an special issue type in the same level of user stories that is defined in a MAIN project and which contains relations to user stories from other projects. This means that this "special" issue type is cross-projects and the "relates" issue link refers to the user stories that other projects has to complete. Since this requirements are not big enough, I cannot move them as an Epics. How can I solve this? 

e.g: MAIN PROJECT contains:

Epic 1

-- <Issue Type> A 

--- Relates to User Story 1 in Project X

--- Relates to User Story 2 in Project Y

--- Relates to User Story 1 in Project Z

-- <Issue Type> B

--- Relates to User Story 4 in Project X

--- Relates to User Story 1 in Project Y


Thanks in advance!

Hello Legna,


You could use the Impact for Jira add-on, it does exactly that. You could have the main JQL search query be something like "project = KEY and issuetype = EPIC". This would display all your Epics in your project on the first level, then display the issues related to those epics on the second level, and other issues related to those issues on the third level, etc.


You can configure which issue links are displayed and which are ignored, and set the depth of levels.


Hopes this helps.

do you have something for cloud version? "impact for jira" is available only for server version. 


I am sorry, I didn't know you were on Cloud. There is no built-in solution in Jira to visualize the issues that way, and the only plugins I used that could do that (Impact and Structure) are only for Jira Server.


I suggest you do a search on the marketplace with some keywords like "issue tree" or something similar. Or you could create a new question on this board, since your question appeared as a new answer to an old question, so very few people will see it.

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