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Bulk change of issue link types

Deleted user Oct 09, 2019

I need to change issue link type of multiple issues e.g. relates to => clones

How can i do this with a bulk change?

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Gustav L_Estrade
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Oct 10, 2019

Hi Roman.

I am not aware of a way of bulk changing issue links. Although there is an option that is similar. It is possible to link multiple issues to another issue at the same time. At the "normal" link window there is the possibility to search for issues.


There you get an option to make an advanced search using JQL. After searching with JQL you can select multiple issues to link. 


Then press "Add", and now you can link them all to the original issue. 

There is a limitation to this solution. You can only link 10 issues at a time, so a big bulk-operation can not be substituted. 

A workaround to the limitation is to run a filter from issue navigator, export all issue keys to Excel, paste the issue keys in a note, exchange the newlines with spaces or tabs and then paste it into the issue field on the link-view.


Hope this helps and good luck with your bulk-problem!

Deleted user Oct 10, 2019


Like Gustav L_Estrade likes this

Great! This was very helpful ;)


What's that mean "normal link window"?

I can't find this one

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Ollie Guan
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Oct 10, 2019

Hello @[deleted] ,

It seems that this feature is not supported yet. You can vote for it.

For recent Jira (writing this on 2021) Linked Issues a bit different (at least in our case we need to go through no. 1):

  1. You need to JQL for your own Jira Ticket (that wants to linked with multiple issue)
  2. Right-click the three-dots menu and choose Link
  3. It'll prompt you to search issue with simple or advanced search (JQL)
  4. Choose your desired issues
  5. Click Add


See below images for references:


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the "Link" option doesn't show for me (there's lots of options if you scroll the menu, but no "Link")




Right-click the three-dots menu and choose Link

Right-click opens up a chrome menu, i think you mean left-click

Deleted user Feb 15, 2022

@Peter McIntyre make sure you're opening the menu on JIRA Issue Navigator rather than the Issue side bar 

Where is the Jira Issue Navigator? Can you include a snapshot? I am unable to find the "link" option as well.

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@Shahrzad Shariati : you can use the regular "Link" button in the ticket as well. 

The Jira Issue Navigator is basically the view in which you get shown multiple issues. For example by opening Issues -> Search for Issues.

@Shahrzad Shariati 

You have to click on "Advanced issue search"


Find the issue on which you want to add those links.

Once you click on "...", you should have Link button


Next is to click on "Search for an issue"


Click on "Advanced", enter you JQL and hit search (loop icon).


Once you do that, all items will be listed with the checkbox to select.
Just select and click Add!


I also don't have "Link" button when I click on "..." in regular search (the one that you see once you click on the project).

I have just realized that it only displays 10 items... 




We could adjust JQL to get items that are not linked with the "parent" item.

project = QB63 AND issuetype = Task AND linkedIssue NOT IN linkedIssues("QB63-158")


Still, we have to do 10 by 10... 10 times better than doing 1 by 1 :D 

@Emir Sator You can set a breakpoint in Dev Tools and change request from 10 to 200. It will return more:Screenshot at Apr 07 17-01-09.png

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Jan 03, 2023 • edited Jan 23, 2023

We also struggled with the bulk link problem. That is why we created the free plugin for that - Issue Link Manager. I hope for your feedback after trying it. 

Best regards, 

@mochadwi At the max how many issue can we link. Any idea?

Faced this scenario today in Jira Cloud, and solved it by using Jira automations

Please share how you did it. Was it an automatically run macro or manual in each issue?

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