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How do I link issues in a Next Gen Project?

JIRA's core server product has a linked issues field by default (


In Next Gen, this field isn't available. Has anyone replicated 'linked issues' by creating a custom field ( If so, how?

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Hi Robbie and welcome to Atlassian Community!

Next-gen projects were designed with the new issue view and to link issues you can click on the icon Screenshot 2019-03-21_10-07-30.png.

Screenshot 2019-03-21_10-06-30.png


D'oh! Thank you very much for your quick reply.

Like Angélica Luz likes this

You are always welcome Robbie.
Have a nice weekend!


@Angélica Luz Hi! Are we able to link projects at an epic level? 



Hi Stacey,

Welcome to Atlassian Community!
I'm not sure if I got it right, but to link an issue to an epic you need to click on ... > Add parent.

Screenshot 2019-09-11_10-41-15-986.png

If that's not the case, can you give us more details about the feature that you need?


This is great. But... how do you assign a story to an Epic while you are creating it?

Classic has an "Epic Link" field when you are creating the issue. NextGen does not.

I really do not want to create my issue and then go back and assign it's parent; I really want to create the issue with its parent in place.

Is this possible?

In answer to my question; no, it is not possible. People have been complaining about it for at least a year and a half.

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