I would like to construct the following query:
I would like to see all issues of the type Story or Task assigned to a particular user with all their sub-tasks - regardless of their assignment. I also want to exclude from this query sub-tasks assigned to this user but belonging to Stories or Tasks assigned to another user
Use case: in my iteration planning I may have development stories with sub-tasks assigned to Development and QA which I want to see in one filter. At the same time I may have Documentation stories with review sub-tasks assigned to Development which I want to see in a separate filter
Is there any way to construct such a filter? I can see that there is Parent field for sub-tasks which potentially can be used for this purpose, but this may necessitate nested queries - not sure if it is feasible.
JQL Tricks Plugin has a parent method which can be used for this. The JQL will be something like:
((issuetype = Story or issuetype = Task) AND assignee=username) OR issue in parent("(issuetype = Story or issuetype = Task) AND assignee=username")
You can add more AND / OR conditions to make it more complex!
You can also use a combination of the following 2 functions from the free Craftforge JQL Functions Plugin :
issue in/not in subtaskIssuesFromFilter ("filter name or its id")- finds all parents of subtasks found by specified saved filter
issue in/not in subtaskIssuesFromQuery("JQL query") - finds all parents of subtasks found by specified specified query
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