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How do I find Orphaned epics?

I would like to find a JQL query that will identify "Orphaned" epics (i.e. epics that are NOT child issues of a Feature or Initiative.) in my project.

Is there something in the Jira documentation under Advanced JQL Searching that could help me with this?


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I'm assuming your are using Advanced roadmaps as you are referring to items in the hierarchy above EPIC. That being the case you could use the JQL

issuetype = EPIC and "Parent Link" is EMPTY

See: for more details. 

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Have you found any solutions to this? I'm also trying to filter all epic without Parent link i.e., not associated with an initiative using the below

Project in X AND "Parent link" is Empty

This always throws an error and have found that this is a known bug in Jira. Below is the link,

Please let me know if you have found an alternative approach for filtering the orphan epics.




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