We are regression testing to upgrade to Jira Server 7.4.5 and we have lost the ability to add an issue link on an issue via the issue details view. We have it configured to allow Linked issues in our Issue Details configuration. We can link by using the "...", but we used to have the ability to click "Add Link" which was under the "Issue Links" section within the issue details view (v7.1.6 Server) and now it's not there. What happend to it?
Confused because of the new feature that you should be able to edit everything that is on your edit screen should be editable within the Issue Details View now.
It appears that this Add Link button was removed in the 7.2.0 release of Jira Software. I don't have any clear indication as to why exactly this was done. The release notes don't clearly mention this specific detail. I suspect it might have been done to try to reduce clutter on the page. Being this is the issue details pane on a board, space is certainly at a premium in this view, so I could see why this might have been removed.
The release notes for 7.2.0 do indicate that there was a revision made to the issue detail view in order to make all view editable. However since the Issue linking is not precisely a field, perhaps this was removed intentionally, I can't say for sure just yet.
In my search of our public bug tracker, I was not able to find any other reports of this specific change. As you noted the ... menu still does contain the ability for users to create links to other issue. So the same functionality still exists, but I understand that it might not be exactly the same layout you recall from this previous version.
If you like we can create a new bug for this on our tracker.
I created this bug ticket in regards to this difference, https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWSERVER-16247
I have the feeling this might have been an intentional design change to remove this, however I would recommend watching the bug ticket for updates on this.
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