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Jira query on mention in Confluence page


We use Jira and Confluence and i want to query (in Jira) wich Jira issues are mentioned in a specific Confluence page.

This query should be usefull to use for integration testing.

Thanx in advance for you're help.


Kind regards,


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Alex Christensen
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Jan 09, 2018

I don't know of a way to do this in Jira, but in Confluence, you can open a page and see a list of issues which have been linked to that Confluence page. I know it's not a Jira query, but this can at least get you the information you're looking for.


Hi @Alex Christensen

This did  the trick. I had 6 issues on confluence page. clicking the lira link took me to the Jira search Navigation page and gave me the JQL. Thanks you made my day :)


Deepali Bagul

This also worked for me, but it was not trivial to pull off, so i will explain for posterity:

  1. You will need to have your confluence page created and link more than 5 issues to it manually.
  2. Go to the confluence page and click JIRA link reference at the top:
    Note that if you have less then 6 issues linked you will not see "View X more in Jira
  3. Click the "View more" link, which will take you to JIRA search
  4. Copy the JQL query, which should look something like this:
    issue in (issuesWithRemoteLinksByGlobalId('appId=<APP_ID>&pageId=<PAGE_ID>'))

    Use that JQL to insert into Confluence page or create a custom search

You should also be able to construct this query yourself if you know the API ID (for jira integration) and Confluence page ID

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Thanks for this. Worked for me as well. 

This is a great find. I had some trouble figuring out my confluence cloud appID, but I eventually got it from /plugins/servlet/applinks/listApplicationLinks (Gear Menu-Products-Integrations, Application Links) by inspecting the table row element for System Confluence, where the id of that row turned out to be the APP_ID referenced above.

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I noticed that for this to work, the jira links must be added as a "single request" jira macro and not as an "array". Anyone know how to list them all? I have a lot of tables in my confluence page, so I can't click at the bottom of the table to open them all at once

Thank you for this!

Austin Shackelford
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@BrianW Thank you for providing the detailed instructions to find the confluence cloud appID. It's a convoluted process but it worked like a charm!

Well this is timely :) I was looking for something similar whereby I want to show the "mentioned in" links in a report so that I can create a quick way to access and update the related page in Confluence. Especially useful when trying to put together reports that are easy to use for the non-Confluence fans.

Alex Christensen
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Jan 09, 2018

think you can do this with ScriptRunner if you have that add-on installed. I haven't tested this, but here's a link their documentation that I think covers this:

I don't think there's a way to do this without an add-on, though.

Cool. We have scriptrunner and the query works but now how do I show that field as column or in the report?

Alex Christensen
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Jan 10, 2018

There's no way to display remote links in the issue navigator. There was an open ticket with Atlassian to implement this, but it was closed with a resolution of "won't fix" (view details here). To see the specific page the issue is mentioned in, you'd have to open each individual issue, unfortunately.

You could do the following if you are looking for specific pages you need to update:

  • Create a new Confluence page.
  • Create a Jira macro on the page to display a list of issues using that query.
  • Above the list of issues, provide a link to the Confluence page URL that is used in that query.

Thanks for the ideas. I repurposed a simple text field that we have and input the Confluence page URL there. It's janky but seems to work OK as for me it's a 1:1 between the issue and the page.

We also have the scriptrunner plugin and it works fine.

In confluence we created a page with a high overview of pages and  via insert jira issue / filter an overview of jira issues mentioned on the page(s).

Like Adrison Vortigo likes this

Hi Erik,

You mention pages so wanted to check to see if you have been able to pass in a parent page to get all the JIRA tickets mention on all the child pages:

The business need is that we have a review meeting each week which we have a confluence page for. On these pages we list JIRA tickets using the JIRA widget which we need to capture a list of for all meeting pages which are children of a parent meeting master page.

I can query the JIRA tickets mentioned in one page as follows:

  • issue in (issuesWithRemoteLinksByGlobalId("appId=355d447c-93b5-3592-bae6-75ed77555d5f&pageId=9601581"))

Based on my research so far the two options that I thought might work are:

  • issue in (issuesWithRemoteLinksByGlobalId("appId=355d447c-93b5-3592-bae6-75ed77555d5f&pageId in (ancestorsid:9601581)"))
  • issue in (issuesWithRemoteLinksByGlobalId("appId=355d447c-93b5-3592-bae6-75ed77555d5f&pageId in (parentid:9601581)"))

but these don't return any results.

I have spaces around the 'in' but adding %20 doesn't work.

Another approach could be that all the meeting page titles have a subset of words we can also query on.

I hope this is possible as if we can't we have two issues:

  • Having to manually add a new page filter to our dashboard each week, and
  • While we use status values to drop tickets off the list eventually allowing each page to be removed there is a limit to how long a jql query can be.

Hello Mathew, I'm facing the exact same difficutly.
Please tell me you found a solution on your side ?

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