JQL Use Cases


This is the documentation for JSU for Jira Cloud. If you are using JSU on Jira Server or on Jira Data Center, see the Server/Data Center documentation.

We built integrated JQL in many of our workflow post functions, allowing Jira administrators to set wider parameters that can be fully customized.

Below, you will find a few examples that demonstrate how flexible and powerful JQL can be when used with JSU. Refer to the JQL Reference for details on how to use JQL with JSU.

JQL in post functions

In several JSU post functions, you can specify a JQL query to retrieve the issues to be modified by the post function. See also Related Issues.

Use Case 1: Update the Description of particular sibling issues

  • Post function: Update Any Issue Field

  • Transition: Resolve in our Testing Subtask workflow 

Update any Issue Field post function configured with a JQL query. Returned issues will be updated with the description 'Please also describe what has been covered by the test'.

Use case 2: Copy fields from a template issue

  • Post function: Copy Value from Other Field

We are using issue XY-23 as a template. Only Jira admins can view this issue. It has pre-configured values for several fields.

Example JQL query for issue key.

Use Case 3: Change the status of critical issues in an Epic

Post function: Linked Transition

If there are critical and blocker issues in an Epic that are still in the open state, change it to in progress.