SharePoint links not valid


When using the Link->Web Link option in Jira, I'm finding that SharePoint links are invalid when they are in the following format.{xxxxxxx}

This URL format is the default when the link is for a Word or Excel file (I believe the SharePoint link is something to do with SharePoint opening these files in an online view).

Does anyone know a solution for turning off URL validation on Jira Web Links or another solution to this problem?

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Hi Paul, that's interesting because the link should be created even using an invalid URL. For example, I tried to insert a link exactly like yours (even not having access to it) and the links was created without any error. BTW, I was using JIRA version 6.2.

I've seen this problem in JIRA 6.1 and have solved it by escaping certain characters with a preceding backslash.

It appears that some characters are being interpreted as meta-characters by the JIRA mark-up editor. We probably need someone from Atlassian to comment. I suspect its a problem that isn't restricted to SharePoint URLs but in checking whether I was understanding my problem correctly I found this and thought I'd try and be helpful!

So I had trouble linking to sharepoint list items - when looking at the full list I would try to copy the link address and paste it into my "create" form where I had a "sharepoint link" field.

This produced an "invalid URL"

Solved this with a work-around. I would open that specific item in a new tab and copy the URL in the new tab. Then I could paste it in with no problem.

It was something to do with how the tickets were being displayed (which is written in the URL).

Because I found the above answers a tad confusing, here's how to solve this.

When you create a link you need to use the JIRA external link formatting, and escape the curly brackets with a backslash within this.  Just using a backslash in a normal link won't work.  For example in the JIRA ticket add:

[link text|\{xxxxxxx\}

This doesn't appear to work in the current JIRA Cloud version. I tried it using the inline [title|link] formatting and using the dialog to add a Web Link. For the inline version, the link is not processed correctly. For a Web Link, an error is reported:

Invalid 'URL'. Make sure you include the full URL (e.g.

The solution was to use URL encoding for '{' and '}'. For example: '{foo}' needs to be converted to '%7Bfoo%7D'

It is stll the bug when using Confluence "Insert link". The


Edit the  Page and define the HTML tag as "<a class="" href="https://"

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