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Trying to create a filter of issues based off a field on their respective subtasks

Good afternoon,

I am trying to create a filter that shows issues whose subtasks have a particular value in a field. 

For example, if the number 5 is in the required field on the subtask, we want the parent issue to display in the filter results.

I have only seen some suggestions from 7-8 years ago and have limited JQL knowledge so I haven't gotten them to work. 

Any suggestions would be appreciated!



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Hi @Jonathan Nogueira 

Such nested queries are not possible with out-of-the-box JQL features of Jira Cloud: JQL is not a SQL.

If you need such queries often, please investigate marketplace addons, such as @Jorge Martinez has suggested.

If you need this once/a few times, I recommend doing this in one of two ways:

  • Use a manual query to find the relevant subtasks, grab their parent key, and then search for those separatly
  • Export your data to a spreadsheet (or external database) and perform the join/reporting using formulae

Kind regards,

Hi @Jonathan Nogueira 

You could do this in Jira Cloud using ScriptRunner Enhanced Search. 

1.- Create a filter for getting all the subtasks with the value you required, save it and copy the filter ID from the URL


2.- Create a new filter from ScriptRunner Enhanced Search  that use the first one to get all the issues that contains a subtask listed in it

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