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How to filter for certain issue-type with Sub-Tasks in them. Edited

Hi,

Thanks in advance. I would like know if anyone has an JQL to search for all the Stories but list only those which has sub-tasks associated with them.

 

Best,

Rathna

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This is not possible by default in JIRA. You will need a plugin like JQL Tricks. With JQL Tricks, you will do:

issue in hasSubtasks()

You can find similar plugins for server and cloud JIRA in the marketplace.

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Hello,

You would need an add-on as Jobin said. There are multiple add-ons on the marketplace. You could use JQL Tricks, Adaptivist ScriptRunner or Power Scripts.

If you were on Jira Server/Data Center and you had the Power Scripts add-on, you could write your own JQL function. You would need to create a script file called hasSubTasks.sil with a code like this

string [] keys = selectIssues(argv[0]);
string [] ret;
for(string k in keys) {
   if (size(subtasks(k)) > 0) {
         ret += k;
   }
    
}
return ret;

Then you could use this function during search like this:

key in silJQLList("hasSubTasks.sil", "project = SCRUM")

You can change the script file to comply to any logic you need. You can find more information on the Power Scripts add-on here:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.keplerrominfo.jira.plugins.jjupin/server/overview

Just another thought on the solution to your question.

Hi,

you can check our Epic Finder add-on, please take a look here:

  • User Guide - you will find here all functions
  • Ultimate Guide - you will find examples of use and use cases for these functions.

Function that may help you is efEmptyStories:

issue not in efEmptyStories("project = TEST") and issuetype = Story

You can find more information about Epic Finder add-on here.

Best regards,

Lime Trees Support Team

Hi,

First off thanks ( Jobin Kuruvilla, & Alexey Matveev) for your responses.

My Apologies, that I have not mentioned that I was using script runner plugin. I found the below code and it worked.

issuetype = Epic and issueFunction in hasSubtasks()

 

Posting this so that someone can find it useful.

Best,

Rathna.

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