JQL: check if issue's epic meets condition

I want to set up a custom query for Card Colours in Rapid Boards on GreenHopper. I'd like to implement the following logic:

If epic (that a story is linked to) is of certain state (say, OPEN), assign colour to this story. So, I want to indirectly check the state of another (linked) issue (epic) to determine the colour of this issue (story).

I'm talking about an epic as an issue type here, one that can be used not only in Scrum Board, but also on Kanban Board.

Can this be done using JQL?

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Jeff Curry Atlassian Team Jul 08, 2013

Looks like there is an outstanding feature request for this:


Afraid I don't see a possibility to do this outside of the above feature request

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Hi Arthur,

The Script Runner issueFunction add-on has some neat functionality you could leverage for this. I've written up how we use it for highlighting dependencies in Using the Epic Workflow in GreenHopper.

From your description you may want to use something similar to:

issueFunction in linkedIssuesOf(“issuetype = Epic and status = Open")

Give that a try and let me know if it solves your problem.

Thanks Arthur,
Nicholas Muldoon

Hi Nicholas, this sounds very promissing. Can it be used with JIRA ondemand though?

Unfortunately not.

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