Issues linking markup

I can't find the right syntax for issue linking. I want to mark an issue as blocked by another one; I tried this syntax

is blocked by [TS-10]

But it doesn't seem to work. What syntax should I use?

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Where are you trying this?

A Jira text field will simply spot TS-10 and create a direct link to it where you've typed it. There's nothing more complex than that, it won't create a full "issue link" just because you type in a bit of text in a field.

I'm trying it in the issue description of the blocked issue. I can link the blocking issue using

[TS-10]

but I don't figure out how to set it as blocking (I'm talking about this feature: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Linking+Issues)

As I said, just putting text in is a direct url link to the issue. It is NOT an issue link as described there.

To do issue-linking, click "More" then "link" on the menu as it says in the docs. It's nothing to do with the description field.

Ok, I think I misunderstood, I took for granted it was possible to set an issue as blocked by another issue just writing in the issue; instead I can do it only using More -> Link, as you said. Thank you

As Nic noted, the optimal method for linking issues is to use the More button while viewing a specific issue and select the Link option.

This will let you select a specific linking relationship. You can use this information to filter results in the Issue Navigator via the "linkedissues()" function.

Something along the lines of

issue in linkedIssues("SRV-148","depends on")

would return any linked issues using this link relationship.

You can define your own link types to suit your specific needs.

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