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Service Desk Create Issue Automation Not Linking JIRA Issue to Service Desk Request



I'm in the process of setting up a Service Desk Automation that creates a linked issue in a related JIRA project. I've followed the instructions here:

When I submit a service desk request and the automation runs, it correctly creates a new issue in the JIRA project, but does not create a link between the JIRA project issue and the Service Desk request.

What am I missing?

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Andy Heinzer Atlassian Team Dec 06, 2018

Hi Jason,
I see you created a support request for this same issue as well.  Just for the sake of other users that might come across this problem, I'd like to share what we found there.

There is a current bug that documents what can cause this behavior.  Please see for complete details.

If the destination project where the linked issue is being created by automation does not have the 'Linked issues' field in the create screen, the automation cannot create the issue link.   The work-around for this is to modify the issue create screen for the destination project and make sure that the 'Linked issues' field appears on that screen.



Thank you Andy for your note. This did in fact work for me! My tickets are linking correctly now. I originally had issues as well, but once I had the Link Issue added to the screen, this started to work for me. 


Hi @Jason Simpson 

Did you find the cause of the problem? I'm dealing with the same issue and I'd like to know what can I do.

Thanks, Ruth

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