Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Next challenges

Recent achievements

  • Global
  • Personal


  • Give kudos
  • Received
  • Given


  • Global

Trophy case

Kudos (beta program)

Kudos logo

You've been invited into the Kudos (beta program) private group. Chat with others in the program, or give feedback to Atlassian.

View group

It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

JQL: Search for all issues without associated epics


I'm trying to create a filter that returns all the issues with no epic associated.

I've searched and tried '"Epic Link" = EMPTY order by created DESC' but it does not return any results, wich is not correct because there are many issues without an associated epic .

I don't know if it is relevant but I'm using only next-gen projects.

Thanks in advance!

2 answers

1 accepted

In next-gen projects it's the parent field that points to the epic.  This returns the issues without epics:

parent is empty

It works! Thanks a lot!

This does not work for me. Included in the results are many items that do have an epic. 

1 vote
Jack Community Leader Feb 17, 2020

Well for Classic it would be Epic Link is Empty. But for NG you can’t use that as the epic link is empty for all issues. Odd I know. They are working on a solution last time I checked. 

Thanks! NG projects are good but it seems that are far from being completed. It's a pity.

We will have to wait for the solution....

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Community Events

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

Find an event

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

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you