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how to find sub-tasks belonging to a specific parent issue type

We use 4 different issue types, Epics, Stories, Tasks and Sub-Tasks. I would like to find all sub-tasks that have a parent task [excluding Stories]


Note: I can find a lot of similar questions in the community, but when I click on one with the status: Solved and multiple responses, it returns 0 answers .. so have no clue.



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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 (if you are on Server / DataCenter) you can type the following:


1) Find sub-tasks belonging to a specific parent issue (i.e Task of EMEA project)

issue IN subtasksOf(' type = Task AND project = EMEA ')

(*) 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:



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Hi @kyra.storm.van.leeuwen 

To get expected result ie, sub-task under parent issuetype it is better install scriptrunner plugin and try advanced JQL query like,


project=xyz AND "Epic Link" = issuekey-10 OR issuekey in (issueSubtasks("'Epic Link' = issuekey-10"))

thank you! I will be exploring what plugin best suits us 

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