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List linked issues in comment

Hi - I am trying to setup an automation that lists out all linked issues in a comment on the ticket. I'd like those issues to be clickable (i.e. not just the text but an actual URL).

I found a few examples in the community using Lookup Issues and thought the below would work (at one point it did work but I can't seem to get it worked again!).


The steps I have are

  • When issues is transitioned to a specific status
  • Then Lookup Issue (using the JQL below)
issue IN linkedIssues("{{issue.key}}")
  • And Add a Comment (using below format)
View linked issues below

* {{key}}


This automation runs successfully and it adds the comment but it doesn't insert any issues into the comment, even though there is a linked issue on the ticket.


On the audit log, there is a message that says "A search during custom value definition found no issues."


If I do a Jira search using the JQL but replacing the {{issue.key}} with the actual issue key, it returns all the linked issues fine.


I've also tried triggering this automation manually and it doesn't work either.


Any help would be appreciated!

2 answers

just use {{issue.issuelinks}}

Hi @Marco Augusto Santinho Gonçalves thank you for this, do you know if this can be used to include the URLs of the linked issues as well? I tried a few combinations such as



but those did not seem to return any value.

Any ideas?


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May 26, 2022

Hi @JD 


On a cursory glance, I can't see anything wrong with the rule you described. I also find it weird that the audit log says no issues but searching manually returns some results.


Are you able to take a screenshot of your rule and the audit log?





Hi @Eric - thanks for the reply.


I've inserted screenshots below (this is a copy of the original issue but same issue is occuring).


Setup below

CleanShot 2022-05-27 at 07.49.51.pngCleanShot 2022-05-27 at 07.49.58.png

CleanShot 2022-05-27 at 07.50.03.png

Here is the audit log. Note that it is 'successful' but the lookup fails to find any issues.

CleanShot 2022-05-27 at 07.57.58.png


Here is an issue where I've run the automation (relating to the audit log above). Note the existence of a linked issue and the comment is added, but nothing is linked.

CleanShot 2022-05-27 at 07.55.35.png

Hi JD, Did you manage to get the solution? Im also looking for a solution to 

List linked issues in comment.

IMHO, the problem is in the lookupissues JQL because in the audit log, you can see: 

"A search during custom value definition found no issues."

Meaning there are no entries for this JQL query.

I think I found the problem! Project-based automation rules only turn up issues in the same project. In your screenshots, you're showing an issue that exists in another project. You'd need to convert the rule to a global rule to get results from other projects.

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