Show attachments in Jira Issues macro


I'm setting up a Confluence space in which I wan't to show a table of linked JIRA Issues. However, I can't get a column that shows the attachments to a given issue. 

All issues in the connected JIRA project have one attachment each. Is this possible to solve? If not, is there a workaround by creating a custom "Attachment" field? Or perhaps possible to create a script that automatically updates a custom text field with the URL of the uploaded attachment?

Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated, bc if this isn't solvable I'll have to find a different solution than Jira/Confluence for my system/project... I'm using Confluence Cloud and JIRA Cloud.




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Hi Petter,

There isn't a column in any of the standards JIRA reporting tools in Confluence that will show you the attachment or the attachment link (that I know of - I'd be happy if someone could correct me).

There also isn't a custom field type in JIRA for attachments (you can choose lots of field types, like radio buttons, user picker, etc, but none of them are designed to accept an attachment).

If you're using Cloud then you can't run scripts to automatically update fields.

As a workaround, you could manually put the URL for the attachment in a different field in the issue (or create a specific customer field for it) and report on that?  The downside is that you'd have to do that for all existing issues and all issues you create from now on.

Hopefully someone else will have found a better solution that they'll post here soon.

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