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Advanced Issue Links

The Advanced Issue Link app provides Jira with a new custom field that allows users to easily and quickly identify and select issues. You can even let users select issues for which they don’t have browse permissions.

In this custom field, the user can create and remove issue links depending on the options selected. In addition, the linked custom problem field can be used in JQL functions. After giving your custom field a name, the app offers two field types - Multiple Issue Picker and Single Issue Picker. Create one field and use it in different projects. You can add a desired JQL filter in the text field and select a screen in which you want the field to appear. Use the view templates option to describe how issues details are displayed.


How to create a field?

  • Select Apps in the Settings page and continue by opening Advanced Issue Links configuration.

  • Click on Add New Field.

  • Name your Advanced issue links field

  • Fill the field configuration, with all and required options.

  • If custom field is enabled, select screens in which you want the Advanced issue links field to appear.


Advanced Issue Field configuration


Name your custom field. It is required to add the name, but not unique. You can have more custom fields with the same name.

Once Advanced Issue Links is created with the custom field option, it is not possible to edit the name. In order to add the name, you should create a new field and associate it to screens again.

Field type

Select between multiple or single issue picker. Field type is required.

Synchronise issue links

If enabled, select the link type that the custom field will be associated to. Before you continue, decide if you want to keep or remove Jira links if they match the link type but not JQL.

Before you continue, please read the feature documentation in order to understand whet will happen if you enable this feature, and choose one of the options related to Jira links.

If Synchronise issue links is enabled, it is required to select the link type.

JQL filter

You can add a desired JQL filter in the textfield. Options for the custom field will be restricted to issues matching this query.

On the right side you can see either a green icon if the filter is valid or a red icon if the filter isn't.

Override Permissions

If override permissions enabled, custom field dropdown will show all issues regardless of user permissions

View template

With View Template, you can decide how the template will look. Predefined values help you to display values from the issue: $key$, $summary$, $assignee$, $reporter$, $status, $projectkey$, $projectname$, $customfield_$ 

View Template - Custom fields

This feature is really useful if you want to show any custom field inside the vLinks fields. All you have to do is add the correct ID of the custom field to your view template. 
vLinks fields will show the value that is found inside the custom field of the targeted issue.
Example: $customfield_10025$

Scheme Context

With Scheme Context, you can select a project and narrow it further down with selecting an issue. If none is selected vLinks field will be displayed globally.

Scheme context is not applicable for custom fields associated to screens

Advanced - Custom fields

Admins can make this field visible on all screens (Create, Jira Service Management, Transition…) Learn more about custom fields