URL to JIRA issue from id (not key)


I'm writing some dynamic web pages to link to existing JIRA issue for which I keep the ID (e.g. 12197, as returned by the REST API) but not the KEY (e.g. MYPROJ-123).

I can link to the issue with http://my-jira-server/jira/browse/MYPROJ-123

I am looking for the equivalent URL using the ID

I tried things like http://my-jira-server/jira/browse/12197

but it does not work. I would be grateful if someone can point me to the right documentation. I failed to find it (including on the browse by key feature).



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AFAIK, there's no such URL to link issues to. What you can do if you do not fix it in the app you are writing:

Create a filter on Jira and if the URL matches your <base>/<issueid>, redirect to the <base>/<issuekey>

Thanks for the filter tip. I will anyway store the key and use it instead.

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Unfortunately, You can't use the id to browse an issue. Why do you need that? Maybe there is another way to do what you are trying to do?

Thanks for your quick answer.

I keep the ID because it's the most convenient way to store a reference in my database which keeps tracks of some automatically created issues (using REST API). Also, it looks to be the primary key for an issue, even if it is not displayed.

Fine, I will cache the key string as well to display URL shortcuts to JIRA.

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