Is there a way to filter linked issues for specific issue types?

Sergej Ehrlich April 26, 2024

I want to filter all linked issues for specific issue types, e.g. I want to see all issues that have a defect-issue linked to them.

I am not interested in the relation type, I just want to see the involved issues in an overview or exclude those issues from another overview.

I don't want to install any app. I was hoping, the new JQL-search is more powerfull than before.

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Dave Rosenlund
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April 26, 2024

Unfortunately, there's no way (AFAIK) to do this today, @Sergej Ehrlich. The JQL for linked issues requires that you specify an issueKey 😕

You may want to add your vote to this enhancement request.

Maybe someone else knows a clever workaround—sorry but I do not—that does not require an Atlassian Marketplace app.

Good luck,


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Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
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May 1, 2024

Hi @Sergej Ehrlich

the only native way I can think of is to use Jira Automation to check your issue's issue links and write data into a custom field, which you can then use to filter your issues in JQL. I haven't actually tried this myself, so I can't guarantee it would work.

I understand that you don't want to use a Marketplace app, but just for future reference, this would be easy to do using the app that my team and I are working on, JXL for Jira.

JXL is a full-fledged spreadsheet/table view for your issues that allows viewing, inline-editing, sorting, and filtering by all your issue fields, much like you’d do in e.g. Excel or Google Sheets. It also comes with a number of so-called smart columns that aren’t natively available, including the linked issue types. This is how it looks in action:


Any questions just let me know,



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