JQL: "Epic Link" doesn't work in next-gen projects

As the title says - I can create an epic and assign issues to it on a board but when I try to get epic’s issues via JQL I get empty result, both in UI and REST API.

Another REST endpoint for getting issues of an epic, /rest/agile/1.0/epic/{epicIdOrKey}/issue, returns an error stating that the epic doesn’t exist or I don’t have permission to see it.

Interestingly, when I examined an issue assigned to the epic I found a custom field with the content as in the attached screenshot. Does it mean that without Portfolio there is currently no way to get issues of an epic in next-gen projects?

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In next-gen projects, the JQL you need to use is:

parent={epicKey}

The “Epic Link” now only works on classic projects.

Additionally,

/rest/agile/1.0/epic/{epicIdOrKey}/issue

also doesn’t work in next-gen. We will update the docs to reflect this as soon as possible, instead using the search endpoint with the parent JQL mentioned above will do the trick.
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Thanks for the answer, it works like a charm.

Thanks a lot, I was going nuts trying “Epic Link”!!!