Is it possible to find if the component in issues is not lead by any user

We have a project among many projects that has 100s of components. Some of those have a leader setup where others don't have a leader.

Issues that are raised with components that are lead by a user, are triaged by those leaders and their teams.

On the other hand issues that have components without a lead, need to be triaged by our 1st line of support.

my JQL for the first looks like:

assignee is EMPTY AND component in componentsLeadByUser("joe.bloggs") AND status != Closed

the JQL for the second would currently looks something like:

assignee is EMPTY AND component not in componentsLeadByUser("lead.1") AND component not in componentsLeadByUser("lead.2") AND component not in componentsLeadByUser("lead.3") ... AND component not in componentsLeadByUser("lead.X") AND status != Closed

However the above doesn't scale well so ideally I would expect a function like componentsLeadByUser(NULL) or a brand new function.

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Hey Angelos,

Quickly put together a JQL function. Download it from

For syntax refer to

For simple dev tutorials check out



Thanks Bhushan,

This JAR file contains a DateRangeJqlFunction.class as wekk as the components with no leads as well as google-gson library. Are these required for that JQL function?

I don't want to install before I am certain it contains the absolute necessary and I have no experience creating jira plugins.

Could you please clarify? thank you

Hello Bhushan,

Can you please update you answer with the most up to date links to the files so I can then accept the answer?

I will probably try to utilise script runner to implement something similar, but your plugin should also work nicely.

Thanks a lot for it.


Hey Angelos,

This plugin contains 3 functions so I renamed it to

The functions available in the plugin are

If you only want one of those three functions, you can just use the right class it is implemented in.

Thank you


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