Can Jira Software (Cloud) the Parent field values be queried?

Mitchlyn Gentry
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April 11, 2024

I need to know if a issue's Parent link has been changed but I do not see how to query the fields in the History tab.  Is it possible to access that data from the Cloud version?

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April 11, 2024

Hi @Mitchlyn Gentry 

History searches are available for limited fields only, including Assignee, Fix Version, Priority, Reporter, Resolution, and Status. Unfortunately, the Parent link isn't one of them and can't be queried with JQL.

You can use the REST API to access an issue's change history, but I'm not an expert in it. Maybe someone from the community will advise on it.

I can suggest trying Issue History for Jira app developed by my team. Here, you can choose a field like Parent link and see its changes over time. 

Here is an example with Parent field:

changes of parent field in jira.jpg

The free 30-day trial is available, so you can check how it works for you.

You can also check this article: How to get history for the specific issue field in Jira


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John Funk
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April 11, 2024

Hi Mitchlyn,

Unless I am missing something, you should be able to go to the history tab hit CTL F, and search for the field.

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