How can JQL Query all sub tasks and Stories linked to a specific Epic?

Hello Experts, 

I am trying to create a JQL query that will present me all stories and subtaks that are related to a specific Epic

When I create the following JQL Query : "Epic Link" = "epicname" I get only the stories, as the sub-tasks are not linked directly to the epic

Does anyone have a good idea how can I perform this query?

Thanks

Naama

4 answers

Hi Naama,

What you can do is to use the JQL Functions provided by Scriptrunner, then it will be a query that looks like this:

"Epic Link" = "epicname" OR issueFunction in subtasksOf('"Epic Link" = "epicname"')

This way you get both the stories and their sub-tasks.

"Epic Link" = "epicname" OR issueFunction in subtasksOf('"Epic Link" = "epicname"') worked for me given by Sana. Thanks..

"Epic Link" = "epicname" OR issueFunction in subtasksOf('"Epic Link" = "epicname"') worked for me given by Sana. Thanks

Hi, @Sana Safai

Thank you for your reply , 

I have script runner installed, 

But when I used the filter suggested , i got the following error:

"Unable to find JQL function 'subtasksOf("Epic Link" = "infr-126)'.

Can you please help me understand why?

Thanks you!

Naama

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Hi, do you have the issueFunction in part as well? If you do, then try reindexing and then try it again.

Also there is a " missing after infr-126

Hi @Sana Safai Thanks for your reply - I have reindexed JIRA - I have run the following query: "Epic Link" = "V-DCMA" OR issueFunction in subtasksOf('"Epic Link" = "V-DCMA"') - and got the following error: Unable to find JQL function 'subtasksOf("Epic Link" = "V-DCMA")'. Can you please help me understand why? Thanks Naama

Hi, just try to use the issuekey for the epic instead of V-DCMA, then it should work.

Hi @Sana Safai Thanks for your help! I have tried both ways: "Epic Link" = "V-DCMA" OR issueFunction in subtasksOf('"Epic Link" = "V-DCMA"') "Epic Link" = INFR-1266 OR issueFunction in subtasksOf('"Epic Link" = INFR-1266') and i get this error - do i need to install anything to have those jql functions (I do have script runner installed) Thanks Naama

Almost there, try: "Epic Link" = INFR-1266 OR issueFunction in subtasksOf('"Epic Link" = "INFR-1266"')

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