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What happens to reference links to a Jira that was moved from a deleted project



We deprecated a couple projects in favor of a centralized shared project and moved all previously created issues into it.  It is highly likely that other projects might have reference links to Jira from the old deprecated project.  Right now they get redirected to the Jira in the new project but what happens if I delete the deprecate project? Do the references remain and will a user still redirect to the correct Jira?  

For example

1. ProjA-1234 (moved to ->) ProjB-1234

2. ProjC has a dependency (link) to ProjA-1234

3. ProjA is deleted. 

4. What happens when I click on the link ProjA-123 in line 2 after the original project is deleted?

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Brant Schroeder Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

@Charles Liss Jira should have created a mapping for the moving issues and even if you delete the project that the issue was in this mapping should remain so that the issues would redirect.  If you are talking about issue links those should have been updated with the new issue ID after the issue was moved and will link properly.  

Thanks, @Bran this would confirm my suspicion but I didn't test it out yet. 



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If you delete the issue at one end of an issue link, the link is deleted as well - they can't exist without both issues being there.  The project is an irrelevance to this.

In other words, in your question 4, the answer is "nothing" because there won't be anything to click on.

Agreed but the issue isn't being deleted, only moved a new project.  The project it came from would be deleted. 

That's why I said "the project is irrelevant".  If you're not deleting the issue, the link won't be affected.

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