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Filter list of issues by number of linked issues


I have a list of issues, some having at least 1 linked issues while others having none. I was wondering what is the syntax of the JQL that would filter out the issues with linked issues?

The end result should be a list of issues with no linked issues.




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Jack Community Leader Mar 16, 2021

Try the following in your JQL filter

issueLinkType is empty

I was interested in this issue because the inbuilt issueLinkType is rather new (since 8.0) and I had never used it.

It seems like the "is" operator is not supported though(

so the way I could achieve this was by using "issueLinkType not in ( Linktype1, ... , Linktype n)". So basically saying its Not in the list of all the issuelinks present in my instance. of course if it would be possible the is-operator would be more stable (in case new issue Link Types gets introduced). So its only a workaround but atleast it works :)

Jack Community Leader Mar 17, 2021

oops....i missed that you are on Server.

Hi all,

thanks for your help. I tried "issueLinkType" and as Mario mentioned, the "is" operator didn't work. I did some investigation and found the solution. This assumes you have the Adaptavist ScriptRunner add-on installed. 

I added the following line to my JQL:

and issueFunction not in linkedIssuesOf("")

This would give me issues that have no linked issues. I could add a subquery to the linkedIssuesOf to filter linked issues via status, resolution, etc.


Thanks for sharing your solution. Scriptrunner to the rescue😁

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