Complex JQL query

Hi there,

"Give me all issues of type 'sub-task', which are not closed yet, but whose parent story are closed"

Is there any way I can phrase this in JQL?

Unfortunately, this doesn't work:

issuetype=Sub-task AND status!=closed and parent.status!=closed

cheers - rene

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You could try the search intent plugin ( and use a query like this :

issuetype=Sub-task AND status!=closed and SearchIntent = parentsInQuery("status != Closed")

I can't test this so I'm sure if it will work. You could also check out the JQL tricks plugin:

take a look:

requires a plugin installed, but is the same example with tasks and subtasks.


Cool stuff! Will try the plugins. Thanks Alex + Paul!

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