Is possible this CF+Script?


I want to implement a Custom Field in Jira that counts how many links (in total) that depends of issue. Let me to explain better: the only that I want is that have a issue 'A' in project that have another (for example) that depends of issue 'A'. So in CF that I want to create, in this example will have value '1' because only have 1 issue that depends of this issue.

Is this possible to implement in Jira?

Thanks in advance,


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I do this script with 'Script Runner' plugin and the following code (if any is interested :D ):

import com.atlassian.jira.ComponentManager
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.Issue
import org.apache.log4j.Category
double numberLinks = 0
linkType = ["Duplicate"]

linkMgr = ComponentManager.getInstance().getIssueLinkManager()
for (IssueLink link in linkMgr.getInwardLinks( {
        if (linkType.contains( {
            	numberLinks = numberLinks + 1

return numberLinks

Works for me, thanks!

to make it more groovy...
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
def linkType = ["Duplicate"]

return ComponentAccessor.issueLinkManager.getInwardLinks( {

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Henning Tietgens Community Champion Mar 07, 2013


you can use the Script Runner plugin and create a scripted custom field which counts the links.


Just to note - it will show correct value on issue view screen, but for accurate value in issue navigator (and search indexes) you should develop some sort of reindexing for linked issues.

Really? I think the act of linking causes both source and target to be reindexed.

can get the script pls

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