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How to find issues with specific sub-task type

Hi All, 


I have an issue type "Initiative" which has multiple sub-task types, one of which is "blocker". What JQL would i use to identify all initiatives containing blockers?

2 answers

Hi, in case someone is looking for this functionality.
You need scriptrunner to have this enhanced JQL function:
"issueFunction in subtasksOf"
The JQL would be as follows:

issueFunction in subtasksOf("issuetype = Initiative") and issuetype = "Blocker"

That will return all the subtasks type "Blocker" of all of the Initiatives.


Hi @Scott Federman,

What do you mean with "Sub-task" are you using links, or are you using real sub-task?



hey @Adrián Plaza [DEISER]

Blocker is a sub-task issue type. I have it so that the workflow automatically generates these blocker sub-tasks using the blocked by link type.  


If it is just a subtask then 

Project = "Project name" and issuetype = Blocker

You can get the related linked issues for a particular issue only

issue in linkedIssues(ABC-1)

If you need blocked by issues then you can search as follows

issue in linkedIssues(ABC-1),"is blocked by")


If you need to query all linked issues then you need to go with Script Runner Plugin where you can query as issuefunctionof

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