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How can you link source to an issue after a commit has happened (in GIT)?

Is there any way to link a GIT commit to an issue after the commit is already pushed to the remote without having added the issue ID to the commit message?

Notice that a commit that has been pushed to the remote cannot be ammended/editted. I was hoping that adding a comment with the SHA1 of the commit would establish the link between the issue and the commit. Or even if there is a more complex way of doing it. But this is a real need.

A similar question has been posted before (https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/5795), but referred to source code in SVN.

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Joe Xie Atlassian Team May 14, 2012

Assuming you are usin the JIRA Fisheye Plugin, the only way to link a commit to a JIRA issue is via the JIRA issue key in the commit message. Unless you are able to amend the message (which seems like you can't/won't), then you are stuck.

Yes, I'm using Fisheye. Has Atlassian considered the possibility of implementing a manual linking of issues and source code in GIT? I think this would be a very good feature.

Thanks

I'd vote for such a feature too.

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The lack of this feature means I also cannot correct incorrectly linked changesets.

Can we be linked to a feature request page where I can vote for this?

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Inability to arbitrarily link issues to source code severly limits the usefulness of fisheye integration in jira.

The lack of this feature means I also cannot correct incorrectly linked changesets.

Can we be linked to a feature request page where I can vote for this?

Ouch, that's rough. Makes fixing issues impossible and all we need is a simple UI element to do this!

Same problem here!

Instead of fixing this problem, you may want to prevent this using the Commit Policy Plugin:

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You can enforce a strict condition to include issue keys matching a JQL query's result. It does work with Git (plus Mercurial and Subversion).

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