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Is there a way to natively search within Issues in Jira from multiple Instances?

Hi all,

We are running into a specific use case where we have many instances within our firm of Jira and some of our Dev team's Jira Projects are in different instances.

Is there a way for us to search all the issues within our various projects between multiple instances? As an example, all our team's projects between Jira1, Jira2, and Jira3 instances?

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Artur Moura Atlassian Team Dec 23, 2021

Hi @James Daniel

By default, there is no option using JQL to search on multiple Jira instances.

Even though you create an application link between the instances, you would need to select the instance you want to search for the issues.

Great - thank you for confirming Artur. Really appreciate it!

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As @Artur Moura said, there is no native way to do that.

If you're also open to non-native solutions to your problem, you could try these apps:

  • Watchtower or Federation for Jira can be used in order to view issues from other instances in one instance. I'm no expert with these apps, but as far as I understand, you could view details by providing your JQL search terms.
  • You could also use an issue sync app. Using such an app, you could synchronize all the issues you're interested in unidirectional to that one instance.

Otherwise, you could change your perspective and see if there is another common tool where you can search from across multiple Jira instances, e.g. if you're using Slack, you could use SearchMy Adaptavist Slack app. 

I hope, my thoughts help in finding a solution,

PS: I'm part of the team behind the issue sync app Backbone Issue Sync.

Thanks for all the info Matthias - I appreciate the help!

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