Subtasks JQL Functions

The instructions on this page describe how to execute a JQL search using JQL Search Extensions.

 

Subtasks JQL functions

JQL functions are accessible from the Extended Search page or Extended Search filters in Jira advanced search.

ParentsOfSubtasksInQuery

For a given JQL subquery, it finds parents of the resulting subtasks.

Examples:

issue in parentsOfSubtasksInQuery("status='To Do'") and status='Done' finds finished issues that have unfinished subtasks
issue in parentsOfSubtasksInQuery("assignee=currentUser()") finds parents of my subtasks

SubtasksOfParentsInQuery

For a given JQL subquery, it finds subtasks of resulting parent issues.

Examples:

issue in subtasksOfParentsInQuery("status='Done'") and status='To Do' finds subtasks that are in progress and have finished parents
issue in subtasksOfParentsInQuery("assignee=currentUser()") finds subtasks of my issues

Subtasks JQL Keywords

ParentSummary

Search for subtasks with a parent's summary containing a particular text. 

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Find subtasks where the parent summary contains the text "Test".

parentSummary ~ "Test"

 

ParentPriority

Search for subtasks with a parent that has particular priority.

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Find subtasks where parent has "Blocker" priority. 

parentPriority = Blocker

 

ParentIssueType

Search for subtasks with a parent of a particular issue type.

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Find subtasks with a parent of issue type "Test".

parentIssueType = "Test"

 

ParentStatus

Search for subtasks with a parent of a particular status.

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EXAMPLES 

Find subtasks with a parent that is "In Progress". 

 

ParentStatusCategory

Search for subtasks with a parent of a particular status category.

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EXAMPLES 

Find subtasks with a parent in the "To Do" status category.

SubtasksCount

Search for issues that have a particular number of subtasks. 

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Find issues with subtasks.

 

SubtaskSummary

Search for issues that have subtasks where the summary contains particular text. 

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EXAMPLES 

Find issues in which subtasks summary contains text "Test".

 

SubtaskKey

Search for issues that have subtasks with a particular key. 

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Find issues with subtask with key ABC-123.

 

SubtaskPriority

Search for issues that have subtasks with a particular priority.

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EXAMPLES 

Find issues with subtasks that have a "Blocker" priority. 

 

SubtaskIssueType

Search for issues that have subtasks with a particular issue type.

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