Is there a way of adding 'Issue links' as a column in JIRA issue view?

Please note this is not a question about 'Linked Issues', but the 'Issue Links' field that allows you to add a link for, for example, a wiki page (in Confluence) to a JIRA issue. My use is as follows: We use Confluence for a product documentation wiki. When working on issues in JIRA we commonly add a link to the relevant wiki page via 'Issue links' to provide some additional context and help with the documentation process. I then have a JIRA Issue/Filter Macro on a page that forms part of our release notes. I use 'Columns to display' to select what information is displayed about the issues. Because 'Issues Links' is not a column I cannot select it; but it would be really useful to be able to display a column with a link to the relevant page in the documentation. Thus, is there a way to add this field as a column? 


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Not natively.

I've done something similar with a derived field - you can do these with the script-runner addon quite easily.  The code needed reads the issue link area and simply parrots out any links (mine ignored issue links on the basis that "issue links" already does that and the links to documentation doesn't need to be mixed in to confuse it all)

Hi Nic,

Do you have a link to the code you talked about?

Many Thanks


I have the same question. This would be a very helpful feature.


You may want to take a look at the AJIIM Confluence macro ( which shows, though on a per issue basis, the links to other issues. Maybe this can be somehow helpful. If you have comments/ideas about how this could be, please let me know.


Thanks Luc, but my need is more about making the existing 'Issue Links' field appear as a COLUMN in JIRA. I probably confused matters by referring to Confluence. Leaving Confluence aside, the question is how to add this existing field as a JIRA column. Sorry I wasn't clear enough.

Oh ok! Thanks Helen for your precision. I read your first question again and now it's clear. You definitely want to take a look at Impact for JIRA ( Take a look at the middle screenshot - it does what you need.

I agree this would be great. (I can add the Linked Issues field in the 'Columns to display', but it only reports linked issues, not linked Confluence pages)

I also would like this feature. This would allow us to link to confluene pages that contain  more documentation about the JIRA story. Is this feature being voted on or tracked somewhere?

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