How to know whether an issue is related to an Epic FROM JIRA (JQL)?


For example, I created and Epic issue (SSP-30) with the "XXX" label and related some other issues.

Geeting all the issues related to that Epic is easy if you know the Epic label:

1. "Epic Label" in ("XXX") -> returns SSP-30 (only the Epic not its related issues).

2. "Epic Link" = SSP-30 -> returns the related issues by the "XXX" label.

But... and the REVERSE WAY?

If I got an issue SSP-58 how can I inquire whether it contains the Epic Label "XXX" so it is releted to the SSP-30 Epic issue? From the Epic Panel is trivial, I know. But from JIRA?

Many thanks,


3 answers

1 accepted

Unfortunately there's no way to do this at present, we'd like to add this in the future.


Humm... and any alternative by using the Greenhoper REST API?

AFAIK, only a custom script, or commercial plugin like jql-tricks provides that level of query power. More info: (scroll down to the "linkedAllIssues()" ... something like that may assist out-of-the-box). I had a requirement for something they didn't support and I emailed them, and was stunned to find they just had updated the package and made it available within days :)

Disclosure: I'm just a regular Jira Joe - no association to Atlassian or j-tricks etc.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published Sunday in Agility

You asked for it, so we delivered: images on issues have arrived

A picture tells a thousand words. And agility boards have just released their latest feature: cover images on issues – so now your board can tell a story at first glance. Upload attachmen...

275 views 3 11
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you