JQL Functions

Use ScriptRunner JQL functions to extend Jira's built-in capabilities, allowing you to conduct more granular searches, and obtain more detailed information about what is happening in your instance and projects.

There are two ways to use ScriptRunner JQL functions: 

You can use ScriptRunner JQL functions anywhere you are able to use Jira JQL functions. These include: as part of a JQL search in the Jira Issue Navigator (advanced view), in gadgets, or within your own custom scripts. 


Below are just some examples of how you can use ScriptRunner JQL functions:

  • Use epicsOf to query on epic links, such as finding all epics that have unresolved stories.
  • Use issuesInEpics to find all stories for open epics in a project, and then look specifically at the status of issues, such as ‘in progress.’

  • Use linkedIssuesOf to return linked issues, such as all unresolved issues that are blocked by open issues. 
  • Use parentsOf to return the parents of issues that you specify in a subquery.
  • Use hasLinkType to see which issues which are blockers in a project. 

Use JQL functions in the advanced view of the Issue Navigator.  JQL functions that operate on issues are used by entering issueFunction in or issueFunction not in, and then the function name.

The drop-down shows suggestions along with any required or optional arguments.

New to Scripted JQL Functions? Check out our JQL Functions Tutorial and Quick Reference Guide for additional information. 

Administrator Overview

Find JQL Functions within ScriptRunner in the Administration area by clicking the JQL Functions tab. Alternatively, click JQL Functions from the left-hand menu.

The JQL Function page displays a list of all available ScriptRunner JQL functions registered and enabled on your instance, along with performance and execution history.