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Link issues across different projects

I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this question. I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to link issues from one project to another. An example would be that I create issue A in project A. I then create a separate issue, issue B in project B and want to link issue B to issue A in project A.

Is that possible. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Kind Regards

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yes, if you have permission to see issues in both projects you can do this. Go to issue A-1 and and simply link (More--> Link) it with issue B-2 (type the Issue key or search for that issue)

check this document to get more information on how to create issue linktypes and link issues

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Configuring+Issue+Linking

When the issues are linked, what can then be seen from the linked issue?   Can you only view the status via the dashboard?   

Other questions would be:

Can I modify/add comments on the issues I've linked TO from my Issue in my project?  Or can I only do that if I log into the other server and have access to the project?

Does the linking to another server use a user licenses?  I am using a licenses on my server, so in my project and issue I create a link to another server/project/issue (I have issue linking configured and turned on).  Does that use a licenses on the other server? 

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Thanks for the help all.

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Udo has it right, but I would add that you need to check that linking is enabled in the admin section as well.

That is a good point Nic. I forgot about that. Beside that and what I already wrote you need to have the link issue permission in order to link issues

Sorry for the typo, it should have read like this:

I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this question. I'm trying to figure out if there is a way to link issues from one project to another. An example would be that I create issue A in project A. I then create a separate issue, issue B in project B and want to link issue B to issue A in project A.

Kind Regards

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