Swimlane with parent story and all related sub tasks

Asya Sichkar April 5, 2024

Hi everyone, 

could you please help me with swimlanes configuration?

I have Kanban board and I would like to create a specific swimlane.


A Story has a summary with word 'TEMPLATE' inside.
The Story has some sub-tasks, but these sub tasks don't have word 'TEMPLATE' in summary field of sub tasks.

Is it possible to create a swimlane that selects all Stories with word 'TEMPLATE' as summary field and all sub tasks belong these stories?

JQL like as: summary ~ "TEMPLATE" AND .....

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Charlotte Santos -Appfire-
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April 5, 2024

Hi @Asya Sichkar

I’m Charlotte, a support engineer at Appfire and I’m here to help you.

Unfortunately, natively, you’ll not be able to do it dynamically.

In the app where my team works, JQL Search Extensions for Jira, you can use this query to get all stories that have the word 'Template' and their subtasks:

issue in parentsOfSubtasksInQuery("") AND summary ~ 'Template' OR issue in subtasksOfParentsInQuery("summary ~ 'Template'")

Please contact our support if you have any other questions about this query.

We’ll be happy to help you!

Asya Sichkar April 5, 2024

Ok. Got it. Thx a lot!

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Trudy Claspill
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April 5, 2024

Hello @Asya Sichkar 

Welcome to the Atlassian community.

That will not be possible with native JQL functionality.

What you need is the ability to do a filter similar to this:

summary~"TEMPLATE" OR issue in subtasksOf("summary~'TEMPLATE'")

In this type of filter you use another filter to specify the issues for which you want to get the subtasks. Jira doesn't natively support that.

There are third party apps that extend JQL functionality so that you can build filters like that? Do you have one of those already, or are you will to consider buying one?

Here is a search of the Atlassian Marketplace to help you find some of the apps that extend JQL functionality. They don't necessarily all provide functionality to support the above requirement.


Asya Sichkar April 5, 2024

Ok. Thx.

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