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  1. Jira Cloud
  2. JRACLOUD-2428

Provide ability to link issues and update issue link type via bulk change


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      Atlassian Status as of 26 August 2014

      Hi everyone,

      Thanks so much for your votes and comments on this feature request.

      This feature suggestion is in line with our plans for enhancements of Atlassian Connect platform, specifically to allow for bulk operations of different sorts. In order to have this feature implemented we plan to first focus on REST API (backend) for the solution, and only after the backend is exposed to Atlassian Connect developers the GUI might follow.

      Having said the above we currently do not have the detailed plans for the GUI to be implemented in the next 12 months.

      Thanks for your patience and we hope you appreciate our open approach to feature requests.


      JIRA Product Management
      bartek (at) atlassian (dot) com

      Original request description (original description was blank, so let's use one of the duplicates' description for clarity):

      It would be handy to have the possibility to bulk change the type of one, more or all issue links when viewing the "link administration" of a certain issue. E.g. when one wants to change all "subissues" to "related issues". Now this can only be achieved by removing the links and recreating them as the new link types.

      Create an automation rule:
      1. Trigger:
      Chose any type of trigger depending on your use case. If you only want to do it once, you may want to choose Scheduled trigger then run the rule manually.
      2. Add Component > New Branch > Branch rule/related issues > Type of related issues > JQL:
      Specify the JQL query returning the issues you need to edit.
      Ensure there are no order by clauses and the issue you'll need to link to is not included in the query.
      To include a list of issues, the JQL can be:
      key in (key-1, key-2, key-3 etc)
      3. Add Component > Action > Link Issues:
      4. Publish and Run Rule.
      5. Delete the rule if the issues were linked successfully.

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