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Show Issues by Hierarchy: Epic, Story, Task Query? (JQL) Edited

Hello everyone.

Is it possible to write a JQL search that shows all of my "issues" ordered by hierarchy: Epic, Story, Task to see all the pieces of an Epic and their status? 

EPIC

--STORY

----TASK

EPIC

--STORY

----TASK

Thanks!

 

EDIT: changed it from EPIC > STORY > TASK > SUBTASK into EPIC > STORY > TASK.

6 answers

1 vote
Sudarshan TS Community Leader Feb 17, 2021

Hello @Javier welcome

Direct answer No.

JQL is a direct query based flat output language using the basic Logic (and, or)

to achieve what you need -- I recommend Structures for Jira, this can give you the view you expect.

Thanks, however, paying an additional fee is out of the question.

Maybe I have a different way of working than most, however, it seems to me like such a basic view to have.

All of the issues that (I created and I am assigned to) OR (that I am assigned to), and order them hierarchically.

That there is no simple way to see all of my Epics/Stories/Tasks in Jira just blows my mind.

Sudarshan TS Community Leader Feb 17, 2021

Yes, I Understand your point on this.

It has been an ask from a long time.

Let us wait for any other expert to support the answer as to why it has not been implemented till date (there could be many reasons like the add-on applications have gained more users to use it, adding a hierarchy view (a tree view) gets more changes to the Core UI of Jira  - some possible thoughts.

But, I am also eager to observe answers from other experts on this.

0 votes

How have you implemented that hierarchy?  Off-the-shelf, Jira does not have sub-tasks of sub-tasks, it's just Epic -> Story -> Sub-task.

You are right, I just added sub-task by mistake.

The hierarchy is Epic > Story > Task.

Like Sudarshan TS likes this

Hi,

If you would be interested in a ready made solution, you may want to try out our add-on to manage multiple Epics and their hierarchy on a single page.

Agile Tools - Epic Tree and Time in Status 

Manage and visualize your Epics with rolled up estimate progress reports.

Key features:

  • Epic Sum
  • Configure progress % calculation on either "remaining estimate" or "original estimates"
  • Epic Tree directly on Issue Screen
  • Display and manage Epics/Issues of your project
  • Real time edit option for Issue summary, status, time estimates, story points and assignee on the tree on the Epic Hierarchy
  • Rolled up percentage completion and at issue level as well
  • JQL support for Epic Hierarchy screen
  • Time in Status report using JQL
  • Issue Tracker to view complete transitions on your issue screen
    • Status Transition : View all the status changes in a single tab along with average time and count in each status. Switch between graphical and tabular view to make more out of the data.
    • Assignee Transition : View all the assignees for the issue along with the time for which the issue was with each assignee. Switch between graphical and tabular view to make more out of the data.

Epic Hierarchy Screen_Cloud_Edit.png

Thanks Raul. Looks very nice, however, it is weird that this is not part of Jira for which we pay already a good amount.

I did something kinda what I wanted, by customizing the search view

Columns:

Type, Epic Link, Summary, Assignee, Reporter, Status, etc.

And then this query:

(project = SHDW) AND (issuetype in (Epic,Story,Task)) AND (reporter=currentUser() OR assignee=currentUser()) ORDER BY cf[17231] ASC, summary ASC, issuetype ASC, created ASC

On of the problems is that EPIC_Link is not part of epics, so I get all of the Epics at the bottom as this is the main order column.

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