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Writing complex JQL - fetching all issues that have child issues in another project

Context: We have a project that only houses custom Issue type "Initiative" which is parent of Epic Issue type. The hierarchical issue organization example is:

  • Initiative(belongs in JIRA Project A) - issue Key INIT-1
    • Epic1 (belongs in Project B) - issue Key CAT-1
    • Epic2 (belongs in Project B) - issue Key CAT-2
    • Epic3 (belongs in ProjectC) - issue Key DOG-1
    • Epic4 (belongs in project B) - issue Key CAT-3

I would like to know if there is a way to write a query which will bring up all initiatives from project A which has child issues in project B.

Is there a way to do this?

2 answers


if you have advanced roadmaps, then you can use the Parent Link field, as suggested by @Mathias Richter

Also, if you have scriptrunner then use what he had suggested; if you don't, then use this: "Parent Link" = INIT-1

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Hi @harshita.sharan ,

assuming you're using the Parent Link field provided by Advanced Roadmaps, the following JQL function should do the magic:

The following JQL should show all the 4 mentioned Epics:

issueFunction in portfolioChildrenOf("key = INIT-1")

In case you use ScriptRunner.

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