sub-task count of a parent issue

How to get a count number of sub-task within a parent issue through a JQL search and/or through a JIRA script field?

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Scripted field code:


I do not thing you can return a number with JQL but you can get all subtask of an issue with

issueFunction in subtasksOf("subQuery");


HOw to get count of specific sub-tasks only? I have more than one sub-tasks.

Try iterating through the returned collection and checking the issue type of each subtask:

Collection<Issue> subTasks = issue.getSubTaskObjects();
IssueType issueType = ComponentAccessor.getConstantsManager().getIssueTypeObject("Bug");
int count = 0;
for (Issue i : subTasks) {
	if (i.getIssueTypeObject().equals(issueType)) // or some other check


issue.getSubTaskObjects().findAll {
it.getIssueTypeObject()?.getName() == "task type name you want"

I like it to be more Groovy'ish :D

1. How can this be nulled out, i.e. not show on screen if there is 0? 2. Is there a way to show the count of sub-issues of task type and display that count on a linked issue?

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