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Filter view of 'Issues/Blockers" with Parent task name as one column


Hi Team, I am trying to create a Table view for Sub-task (Issues/Blockers) categories, in which I want the parent task name to be display as one column. May I know how this can be done, what is the general field name of parent task in Jira

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As others have said in the answers here, you'll need an Atlassian Marketplace app for that, @vasanth kumar.  But I believe in the teaching a <wo>man to fish method.  😉

First, though, welcome to the community!

Typically, when we say "parent/child" in Jira, one is talking about the hierarchy of issues in the project.

Here is an Atlassian Marketplace search string that will show you a number of options, for Jira Cloud, that have met the Atlassian Cloud Fortified criteria, ranked by top-selling.

But, this is just an example.  And, full disclosure, it is one that reveals a product made by my employer (Structure for Jira).

It also reveal some of the other products mentioned by others, and then some.

Use this example to craft your own searches.

In case you are interested, this Atlassian Community article talks about an approach to evaluating, and finding, the right/best app for your needs.  

Hope this helps,


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Rahul_RVS_Support Marketplace Partner May 12, 2022

Hi @vasanth kumar 

Welcome to the community !!

If you would be interested in a mktplace app for a ready made solution, you can try out

Issue Hierarchy Reports 

And generate insights such as:

- View the full Jira Issue Type hierarchy of Linked issues,
Portfolio/Advanced Roadmaps, Epics, and Subtasks up to 10 levels.

- % complete based on time spent and story points at each hierarchy level

- Sum up Time Spent, Org Estimate, Time Rmng, custom number

Links HIerarchy.PNG- Export your reports to a CSV file

Hi @vasanth kumar

welcome to the community!

If I understand your question correctly, I think you might like JXL for Jira.

JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view for your issue that allows viewing and - in many cases - inline-editing all your issue fields, including the parent field. This is how it looks in action:


As you can see above, you can easily sort and filter by the parent. This just works; there's no scripting etc. needed.

As an alternative, you can also very easily show your issues in a hierarchy, like so:


Depending on your use case, this could also generate a very nice view of your sub-tasks along with their parent. Either way, you can easily export your view to Excel or CSV if you want to.

More info at Disclaimer: I work on JXL :)

Hope this helps,



There is no out-of-the-box solution to this that I'm aware of, but if you have Scriptrunner, this becomes easy, even if you don't know Groovy.

Go into "Fields" in the scriptrunner menu, click "Create Script Field", select "Show Parent Issue In Hierarchy", and fill out the form.  Set Sub-task as your target issue type, and choose "Subtask Parent" for Parent Navigators

This will give you a field that always shows the sub-tasks parent, which means it can be visible in JQL results and gadgets

Here's a link:

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