How to filter issues that are NOT blocked?

I can filter issues that are unassigned and/or not "Done" easily enough, but I'd like to also be able to filter issues that are not blocked.


By "not blocked" I mean not having any 'blocked' linked issue whose status is not "Done". I have looked at the documentation for JQL/advanced filtering but can't seem to get it to do what I want.



Ticket JIRA-1 is "Done"

Ticket JIRA-2 is "TODO"

Ticket JIRA-3 is "TODO" and is blocked by JIRA-1 and JIRA-2


The filter I want to create should return nothing until JIRA-2 is marked as "Done".

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Hi Tom,

with Jira out of the box, you can't query these issues. 

If you have the scriptrunner app, you can do something similar to what is described here:

The JQL-Tricks app could also help you:

Thanks for the quick reply.


Unfortunately neither of those apps are installed and the project/Jira I want to filter on is administered by another company.

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