Looking for jql to display stories that do not have subtasks of type - "test"


I am trying to use jql to display only stories that do not have tests as subtasks for it. I am having trouble figuring out how to get it to show subtasks in general. Any helpful links etc would be appreciated. 



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Peter Bengov Community Champion Nov 16, 2014

Suhaim, you can user Script Runner to run something like this:

issueFunction in subtasksOf("project = XX AND issuetype = Task AND status = Closed") and issuetype != test

See more advanced JQL you can use with this free plugin: https://jamieechlin.atlassian.net/wiki/display/GRV/Scripted+JQL+Functions

Hi Peter - appreciate the answer, it is close to what I want. With this, it displays the tasks, is there a way for it to display Stories that have subtasks of issueType != test ?

Peter Bengov Community Champion Nov 16, 2014

You should change it to: issueFunction in subtasksOf("project = XX AND issuetype = Story) and issuetype != test

It returns tasks, bugs, etc of these stories, could I get it to return just the stories?

Peter Bengov Community Champion Nov 16, 2014

Seems like I've missed one " just before ). Please add a " just after the word Story

I added that, I think I am not explaining this properly, when I use this, what is returned is a list of subtasks etc of the stories. Not the story itself. I want a list of stories that has subtasks ! = test

Do you need it as a filter for a gadget? If not, you could get that information with the Jira API. Can you provide more context for how you want to use the data? may be there is a workaround

Peter Bengov Community Champion Nov 17, 2014

Got you, Suhaim. Use this: issueFunction in parentsOf("project = xx and issuetype!=test") and issuetype = story

hey Peter/Suhaim

Did your query work?I have to do exact same thing, find stories without test sub-task in it, I used this:

issueFunction in parentsOf("project =XXX and issuetype!=Test sub-task") and issuetype = Story,

this doesnt bring back Stories without test sub-task.

Any help is appreciated


Hey Guys,

This JQL works for me.

project in ("XXX") AND Sprint in openSprints() AND type = Story AND NOT issueFunction in parentsOf("type = \"Test Case Sub-task\"")


Solution without a plugin.

Use below query as a Quick Filter from the Board Configuration.

issueFunction not in hasSubtasks() AND issuetype != Sub-task

It will sort out every story which has No or Zero sub-tasks.

try this:

issueFunction not in hasLinkType(Test) AND type = story 

 returns all tickets of type Story that are not linked to a Test 

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