This JQL function returns issues that are linked to any issue that is returned by a JQL subquery.

Additionally you can further refine your query by specifying distinct link types and even a minimum number of linked issues.

Syntax
linkedTo(subquery) #Output: Issue list
Parser expressionDescription
issue in linkedTo('project = "Asset Management" and type = Employee')
This example returns all issues linked to the Employees tracked in the Asset Management project.
issue in linkedTo('issuetype = Task and priority = Blocker')
This example returns all issues that are linked to a Task with priority set to Blocker.

Parameters used in this function

ParameterInput (data type)Description
subquery

TEXT

A JQL query to select the issues that are linked to the those issues you want to be returned.

Pro tip

Enclose the subquery with single quotes '' instead of double quotes "". Otherwise, every time a double-quotation is used in the subquery, they must be jumped with a slash /.

This function returns an ISSUE LIST


Variant where you can additionally limit the results by specifying certain link types.

Syntax
linkedTo(subquery, linkTypes) #Output: Issue list
Parser expressionDescription
issue in linkedTo('project = "Asset Management" and type = "Employee"',"has asset")

This example returns all issue linked to the Employees tracked in the Asset Management project via the "has asset" link type. 

issue in linkedTo('issuetype = Task and priority = "Blocker"', "is blocked by, causes")

This example returns all issues that are linked to a Task with priority set to Blocker either by the "is blocked by" or "causes" link type .



Parameters used in this function

ParameterInput (data type)Description
subquery

TEXT

A JQL query to select the issues that are linked to the those issues you want to be returned.

Pro tip

Enclose the subquery with single quotes '' instead of double quotes "". Otherwise, every time a double-quotation is used in the subquery, they must be jumped with a slash /.

linkTypes

TEXT

The link type or link types that must have been used to link to the desired target issues. The list of link types should be a comma-separated list.

This function returns an ISSUE LIST


Variant where you can additionally specify a minimum number of linked issues.

Syntax
linkedTo(subquery, linkTypes, minimumLinked) #Output: Issue list
Parser expressionDescription
issue in linkedTo('project = "Asset Management" and type = Employee',"has asset",2)

This example returns all issue linked to the Employees tracked in the Asset Management project via the "has asset" link type.

In order to be returned by the query each Employee must have at least two of those linked issues.

issue in linkedTo('project = "Asset Management" and type = PC',"belongs to",2) AND type = Employee
This example returns all Employees that have a PC associated within the Asset Management project, that is also associated with another person.

Parameters used in this function

ParameterInput (data type)Description
subquery

TEXT

A JQL query to select the issues that are linked to the those issues you want to be returned.

Pro tip

Enclose the subquery with single quotes '' instead of double quotes "". Otherwise, every time a double-quotation is used in the subquery, they must be jumped with a slash /.

linkTypes

TEXT

The link type or link types that must have been used to link to the desired target issues. The list of link types should be a comma-separated list.
minimumLinked

NUMBER

A natural number larger than 0.

This function returns an ISSUE LIST


The result is not what you expected? The number of returned issues feels too low?

By default, the maximum number of issues that will be returned by the JQL subquery, and thus can be processed by the logical expression is 1000.

To ensure the performance of your entire Jira instance, we limit the execution of the JQL function in terms of issue count and execution time. Please refer to your admin if you need to change the configuration.