It's not the same without you

Join the community to find out what other Atlassian users are discussing, debating and creating.

Atlassian Community Hero Image Collage

Select from versions of another project


I'd like to set up a field so that the values are versions from a different project. The use case is a documentation project that does work for many other projects.

In documentation issues, we'd like to specify that the issue relates to version X of project Y. Is there an elegant way to do this?

2 answers

1 accepted

1 vote
Answer accepted

Hi Ashton ,

A possible solution is to provide a select list which will show all the versions from all the projects , but what if the user does not has permissions for a particular project or if versions with same name exists within different projects ?

You can provide 2 customfields , one a project picker other a select list or a version picker . when user selects a project from the project picker the options in the version picker will show versions of that project .

For this you will have to write a server side script using the behaviours plugin . There is a similar script example which you can refer

Hi Mizan, can you help me with this. I am using project picker field and want to populate version picker list for that project?

@Ashton: I don't know if this is still an issue for you, but we have just launched our Version Sync add-on for JIRA to the Marketplace that will do exactly this. It will automatically keep versions in sync between multiple projects, where you have one "Master" project and an unlimited number of linked projects to which version changes are propgated.

And for cloud..?

Support for JIRA Cloud is still under investigation. The main 'problem' is that due to security reasons, Atlassian Connect (the Cloud add-on architecture) does not allow UI-hijacking for JIRA features such as the Versions, Components and project administration screens . This complicates porting the add-on to JIRA Cloud as an important feature is the ability to block users from adding new versions or components for projects that have been linked and for which synchronisation is enabled.

Okay so I'm using this plugin and while i like most of it, it shows duplicate versions in the child projects (one version from the feature project and one from the child project). How can i hide the duplicate version from the feature project that appears in the child project?

Hi @Scott Federman, are you using Version & Component Sync for Jira? If so, I would be happy to help you sort this out with you if you raise a support request for the add-on (

Thank you. I have submitted SUPPORT-249 for this. 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted in Jira

Calling all Jira Cloud users! Give us feedback on our exploration of a new navigation.

Hi everyone! My name’s Matt and I’m a product manager at Atlassian. I work in the navigation & findability space for all our Jira Cloud products. We’ve been working on trying to improve the exp...

1,258 views 20 13
Join discussion

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you