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Query to find jira issues in one project that are linked to issues on another project

Trying to search issues (defects/stories) in one project board that are linked to other issues in another board

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Hi Emmanuella_Emmanuel and Welcome,

Sadly you cannot achieve the desired search using standard features on Jira, you must go for a third-party app instead. Using i.e. JQL Booster Pack you can type the following:


Find issues in one project linked to another project ,  i.e.:

project = "My Project" AND issue IN linkedIssuesOf(' project = "Other Project" ')

Note that this is just an exaple, you must tune your query to fit your needs

Using this app you can also query other issues relations, check:




Hope this helps you to create awesome queries <3

Kind regards

So the queries you listed (including the example) can only be used with JQL booster pack?

is there an alternative/something similar I can use without JQL booster pack?

Sure, there are a few alternatives, the most known are:


...but there are more on the Atlassian Marketplace.

Like Miguel Sanchez likes this

The jira instance I use has scriptrunner. How would I do the search using this?

Then, you can be able to use the following query:


project = "My Project" AND issueFunction IN linkedIssuesOf(' project = "Other Project" ')


using Advanced Search functionality.



Like Matthis Thorade likes this

Hi Jack you've been so helpful.

Does the same query work with powerscript or is it different?

I'm sorry but I don't know what powerscript is... Could you further explain your question, please?

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I recently used this query for this on a PostgreSQL database:

SELECT count(PJ1.pkey) as linksfound,
       PJ1.pkey as SrcProjName,
    PJ2.pkey as DestProjName
from issuelink ILINK
inner join jiraissue JI1 on ILINK.source =
inner join jiraissue JI2 on ILINK.destination =
inner join project PJ1 on JI1.project =
inner join project PJ2 on JI2.project =
where PJ1.pkey != PJ2.pkey
group by SrcProjName, DestProjName
order by SrcProjName;
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I solved this problem without an extra plugin, but it's not a perfect solution.

I wrote a little program to create a list of the last ~150 issues in the project I was looking for in a  single sentence and then put it in a query like:

project = QI AND linkedIssue in (QES-300, QES-301, QES-302, QES-303, QES-304, QES-305, QES-306, QES-307, QES-308, QES-309, QES-310, QES-311, QES-312, QES-313, QES-314, QES-315, QES-316, QES-317, QES-318, QES-319, QES-320, QES-321, QES-322, QES-323, QES-324, QES-325, QES-326, QES-327, QES-328, QES-329, QES-330, QES-331, QES-332, QES-333, QES-334, QES-335, QES-336, QES-337, QES-338, QES-339, QES-340, QES-341, QES-342, QES-343, QES-344, QES-345, QES-346, QES-347, QES-348, QES-349, QES-350, QES-351, QES-352, QES-353, QES-354, QES-355, QES-356, QES-357, QES-358, QES-359, QES-360, QES-361, QES-362, QES-363, QES-364, QES-365, QES-366, QES-367, QES-368, QES-369, QES-370, QES-371, QES-372, QES-373, QES-374, QES-375, QES-376, QES-377, QES-378, QES-379, QES-380, QES-381, QES-382, QES-383, QES-384, QES-385, QES-386, QES-387, QES-388, QES-389, QES-390, QES-391, QES-392, QES-393, QES-394, QES-395, QES-396, QES-397, QES-398, QES-399, QES-400, QES-401, QES-402, QES-403, QES-404, QES-405, QES-406, QES-407, QES-408, QES-409, QES-410, QES-411, QES-412, QES-413, QES-414, QES-415, QES-416, QES-417, QES-418, QES-419, QES-420, QES-421, QES-422, QES-423, QES-424, QES-425, QES-426, QES-427, QES-428, QES-429, QES-430, QES-431, QES-432, QES-433, QES-434, QES-435, QES-436, QES-437, QES-438, QES-439, QES-440, QES-441, QES-442)

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