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Jira Cloud: Filter Subtasks Where Parent Task Is a Certain Issue Type

I would like to create a filter that will return the following results:

Project: ABC
Issue Type: Sub-task
Issue Type of Parent Task: XYZ

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Hello, Christoffer

Jira does not provide a direct way to make this search. Having said that, this is achievable by third-party add-ons that add different searching functions such as ScriptRunner for Jira

After installing the add-on, on your dashboard go to “ScriptRunner Enhanced Search”.

This query will get all sub-tasks whose parents have a type defined by a subquery and it should return the results you want:

project = ABC AND issueFunction in subtasksOf("project = ABC AND type = XYZ”)

I’d recommend checking out the documentation for Scriptrunner for Jira for further description of its features.

Please, let me know if this worked for you and be sure to ask if you have any question.



I spent over 30 minutes attempting to find the answer. Apparently Jira used to allow this type of query. Many people need this feature. Why did you guys remove it and ask us to buy a separate plugin?

Are you guys owned by Apple now?

this is NOT an acceptable answer.

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Ditto. Been searching for this myself. ScriptRunner would cost me an additional $75/month based on my licenses just to run a simple query to check against a parent story. 

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+1, this is very lame

Guys, I used this query and it returned all my sub-tasks.  Hope this might help

project = ProjectName AND issuetype not in standardIssueTypes()

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