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Can we search using link type in JIRA 5?

srinivasp Mar 13, 2013

For example: search all issues for project x where link type is "related by"

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Wim Deblauwe Mar 14, 2013
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JamieA Mar 14, 2013

Also in script runner, see linkedIssuesOf().

srinivasp Mar 14, 2013

JIRA version 5.2.5

Unable to find JQL function 'hasLinks(related by)'.

JamieA Mar 14, 2013

What version are you using? It's only in 2.1-beta-x.

You need to use: issueFunction in hasLinks("related by")

linkedIssuesOf is a bit more complex, it's for finding the issues linked to issues selected by the subquery.

srinivasp Mar 14, 2013

We are uing Script runner plugin since long time but I am not aware of Scripted JQL funtions. when i try to execute a function (issueFunction in hasComments()), i am getting the following error message.

Unable to find JQL function 'hasComments()'.

Unable to find JQL function 'linkedIssuesOf(status = Reported, blocks)'.

srinivasp Mar 14, 2013

Version: 2.1-BETA-8 and query is just issueFunction in hasLinks("related by")

JamieA Mar 14, 2013

can you paste the full query that you are trying... and the version of script runner that you're using

JamieA Mar 14, 2013

Oh, perhaps you are hitting a known issue which will be fixed shortly. Can you try disabling the plugin then enabling it, then retrying the query?

srinivasp Mar 14, 2013

awesome.. It is working now. This is exactly what i am looking for. Thanks Jamie..

srinivasp Mar 14, 2013

Hi Jamie, Is this feature available on JIRA 4.4.5?

JamieA Mar 14, 2013

Sorry, only 5.1+

srinivasp Mar 14, 2013

Ok Thank you..

srinivasp Mar 18, 2013

Hi Jamie,

Is this expected?

JamieA Mar 18, 2013

Syntax is not right, you need:

issueFunction in hasLinks("...") and issueFunction in hasLinks("...")

Or use OR if that's what you want.

srinivasp Mar 19, 2013

It seems to be a bug. We need to show users a proper message but not like "server could not be contacted/temporary glitch". Also it is showing some counts(ex 1-50 of 11725).

JamieA Mar 19, 2013

It works, you're not explaining what you need, and you're using incorrect syntax. JIRA provides no mechanism to show an error message when there is an exception in that method, that's what it shows.

srinivasp Mar 20, 2013

I know it is syntax error so the error message should be related to same context of syntax but not like error in server I feel. What do you say?

JamieA Mar 20, 2013

Yeah I agree. GRV-217

srinivasp Mar 20, 2013

Shall we expect this fix in the next release? If so when is the planned date?

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You can try a free plugin I've made: Easy Links for JIRA. It provides two new custom field types: Single Issue Link Picker and Multiple Issue Link Picker. These custom fields are displayed as dropdown select lists, which you can filter and autocomplete by typing on it (see screenshots). Also, you can configure the customfields to restrict the available issues to select (using a JQL expression when creating the custom field), and the link type that the field will be associated to. When you select a value, a new issue link is created between the current issue and the selected one(s), that you can manage as a regular issue link.

In addition, you can use the custom field in JQL queries (for example: "Blocking Task" = TEST-123), and in dashboard gadgets (pie charts, filters, etc).

I hope it can solve your issue,


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