I have issue types named Test Cases. In those types I have a custom field named ‘Story’ which holds the keys for the related stories of a test case.

 Now, using JQL, I would like to search for all test cases that are related to Stories that are in openSprints() (‘Sprint in openSprints()’).


Any idea how I can achieve it (I have script runner installed as well).


In general, is there any JQL extension plugin that offers an ability to cascade JQL searches based on returned fields? 

3 answers

This widget could not be displayed.

Out of curiosity, why don't you use the default issue links to link stories and test cases? That way you could easily use SR to search for those issues?


Well, the full story is that these issue types and cross relationship where created by synapseRT plug in, so it's out of my control and I'm only trying to utilize it.

This widget could not be displayed.

I have issues wrapped under an Epic

Is there a programmatic way to read the list of issues from the epic object ? I cant find the reverse link (Epic -> child issue) that corresponds to the  "Epic Link" (Issue ->Epic).

This widget could not be displayed.

If it is for reporting purposes, then it should be trivial by using SQL for JIRA..

select * 
from ISSUES i inner join ISSUECUSTOMFIELDS cf on cf.STORY=i.KEY 
where i.JQL='Sprint in openSprints()'

how does the query above work?

  1. It fetches all the issues returned by the JQL query Sprint in openSprints()
  2. for each issue in (1) it will filter those having ISSUE.KEY=ISSUECUSTOMFIELD.STORY

just what you are looking for wink

Oops again, if you want to see them as JQL then it is a bit more complex as the SQL query must return the key of the issue. Therefore the right JQL query would be: ============= issue in sql(" select i2.key from ISSUES i1 inner join ISSUECUSTOMFIELDS cf on cf.STORY=i1.KEY inner join ISSUES i2 on i2.id=cf.issueid where i1.JQL='Sprint in openSprints()' ") note please that a second ISSUE table has to be joined to the ISSUECUSTOMFILEDS in order to get the issue KEY from the ID.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Tuesday in Jira

What modern development practices are at the heart of how your team delivers software?

Hey Community mates! Claire here from the Software Product Marketing team. We all know software development changes rapidly, and it's often tough to keep up. But from our research, we've found the h...

272 views 1 3
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you