Cross Projects Componets

Hi Guys,

Is it possible to have a component that is linked to each specified project?

I want to be able to run a query by specifying the component only, without specifying the project.

Bugs are being picked up and logged in different projects that relates to reports.

If the BI team works on a specific report, they want to see if they can pick up bugs logged against that report across projects. 



  1. Can a component be linked to all relevant projects?
  2. If the above is not possible, I need to ad the components to each project individually.  If I then run a query and only specify the components, will it return all issues, regardless of the project it is logged against? Or do I need to specify the projects as well?



2 answers

1 accepted

1 votes
I'm afraid you can't have global components.  Components live in projects, that's it.
You can add a component of the same name to each project, and you can run searches without project, but it's going to be a bit manual, because you'll have to search for "component/s in (fred, fred, fred, fred)" (I'm assuming your common component is "fred").  In the background, JIRA will be doing "look for component/s 10010, 10040, 10189, 10201"


1 votes
Joe Pitt Community Champion Jun 29, 2015

Components are defined at the project level. I'm not aware of any plugin that would allow you to define them and then relate them to a project.  If you define the same component in multiple projects your search will work.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

3,167 views 13 19
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot