How to add JIRA filter to metadata list?

We're tracking our design documents in Confluence and tracking the implementation in JIRA.  For documents we are adding to each design a metadata list macro to track the status of the design (draft, proposed, etc.) then on a summary page we gather all the designs and show their status.

That works fine, but during implementation we have a JIRA story or epic that is used to track the implementation of the design, and in the design page we can add a JIRA filter to show the status of the implementation via the status of the JIRA issue.

However I really want to make the implementation status visible on the summary page as well, so I really want to add the JIRA filter into the metadata list so that it is rolled up on the summary page.

But, I can't figure out how to do that: there doesn't seem to be any option that allows me to add this into the metadata list: I've tried to drag it there, etc.  I can create a simple URL link but that doesn't show any status so it's not helpful.

Is there some way to make this work?  Is there a text markup way to insert one of the JIRA issue filter things so I can type it in by hand in the metadata list macro?

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We found it.  You have to use the metadata markup to insert the JIRA issue filter; unfortunately finding this markup is not easy to do.  However, fortunately once you figure it out it turns out to be trivial: just add {jira:<issuid>} to the metadata list field and Bob's your uncle!

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