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Jira Cloud - how to find stories without subtasks


I'm trying to find stories without subtask using Scriptrunner Enhanced Search by this query:

not issueFunction in subtasksOf("project = ilab and issuetype = story") and project = ilab and issuetype = story

but query returns stories from this project with and without subtasks.

Please tell me what I doing wrong.


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Hi Pawel,

Thank you for your question.

I can confirm that ScriptRunner for Jira Cloud provides the parentsOf() JQL function as described in the documentation page here which is designed to search for parent issues which match a certain query.

You will be able to use this function in order to look to create a query which matches your requirement of finding all parent issues of a certain issue type that do not have any sub tasks.

I have found the community article located here which explains how to do this and based on this an example of how to find all parent issues of a certain issue type without a certain type of subtask I have created a knowledge base article located here which explains how to find all story issues with no subtasks.

I hope this information helps.



Thank you very much Kristian. I though that I can use only issue key as argument of parentsOf() JQL function.
Now query return needed issues.

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