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Custom Field JQL for story and sub-tasks

Hi there,

I'm trying to create a JQL which will easily help us filter out all stories and subtasks with a custome field "Stream" which are are using for our project. There are 4 different teams working on the same product and we're looking for effective ways to filter out our active sprint stories. The query we're currently using is: 

project = ProjectName AND Stream = S1 ORDER BY Rank ASC

It does the job when it comes to stories, but at the same time it filters out all sub-tasks which don't use this field. Of course, we could try adding this field and ensure it's added to each sub-tasks as well and I think that would do the trick? However, I was curious if there is any other JQL which would allow me to ensure if filters stories and sub-tasks for only our stream without adding a "Stream" field to sub-task issuetype. The solution which works on a project or a board level is welcome. 

Thanks a lot

1 answer

Hi Michal,

Sadly you cannot achieve the desired search using standard features on Jira, you must go for a third-party app instead. Using i.e. JQL Booster Pack you can type the following:


1) Query for issues having a given value or their subtasks

( type = Story AND project = ProjectName AND Stream = S1 ) OR ( issue IN subtasksOf(' type = Story AND project = ProjectName AND Stream = S1 ') ) ORDER BY Rank ASC

(*) Note that this is just an example, you must tune above query to fit your needs.


Using this app you can also query other issues relations, check:



Hi Jack, 

Thanks a lot for the answer :). Yeah, I thought that might be the case that I'd need to resort to a third party app, but it's always worth trying to hear from more experienced members of Atlasssian community! 
Have a good one!

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