This site is moving soon to become part of an integrated Appfire documentation and information site for our apps. This site will remain available during the transition to our new and improved site. Once this site is moved over, this banner will be updated with the new site link for easy access.

Take a look here! If you have any questions please email

JQL functions are not showing up in Jira search autocompletion


You try to use a JQL function but you see the error that looks like this:

  • Unable to find JQL function 'childrenOfEpicsInQuery()'.

  • Error in the JQL Query: Expecting operator before the end of the query.

  • Error in the JQL Query: Expecting operator but got '('.


You need to use to execute JQL functions.

  1. Go to Apps → JQL Search Extensions

  2. Make sure that you are on the Extended Search screen

  3. Start typing you query and make sure it starts with a clause issue in, for example issue in issue in linkedIssuesOfQuery("project=ACME", "is blocked by")

Go to Extended Search Screen to use JQL functions

You can save your query as a Jira filter and use it everywhere else in Jira