Using JQL to search for remote issue links

Is it possible to search for issues in JIRA that have a remote issue links? And if so, can I actually search on the content of the issue link?

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Daryl Chuah Atlassian Team Dec 23, 2012

Regarding on your issue, I have found one new feature request has been raised: which is similar on your issue.

This issue is regarding on *Issue Navigator should display the Remote Link*. It seems like this feature is still not implemented yet.

On a side note, I did some testing on my test instance as well. However, I am not able to retrieve any issues that have remote-linked with other issues placed in another instance via JQL.

My opinion is that if the issue navigator is still not able to retrieve it, then JQL won't be able to work as well.

So please try to vote this feature request ticket: to increase its popularity and don't forget to add it to your watchlist for future updates.

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Nope, there is no way do that with JQL.

You can try to use the script runner plugin for jira.

But you need to know the url of the remote instance where issues link to.

An example is linking issues to a confluence page. You can add the query:

issueFunction in linkedIssuesOfRemote("")

Hi @Natalie Wenz

I am trying to search for issues that are listed on a  specific confluence page. I used this post function and it does works but it is not showing all the issues on that page. 

issueFunction in linkedIssuesOfRemote("query", "pageId=11469162")

 I have around 83 epics listed in confluence page but the above JQL is resulting in only 74 issues

Please guide.

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