Link documents from issue creation screen


it's possibile to link documents directly from issue creation screen instead of linking them on issue edit screen?

Thank you


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Hi Francesco.

Linking documents from Add issue screen is not possible. We will analyze to see if this could be added. 

Alternatively, you could have a text custom field (labeled "Linked Documents" for instance) and add "linked documents" to it by using the {doc-key} macro (see "Referencing documents in JIRA issues" at!linking-and-referencing-documents-in-jira-issues). Would this work for you?


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Hi Danut,

thank you for your quick reply.

I've tried to link a document directly from create issue screen but it returned an error:

Url called via ajax: /jira/secure/LinkDocumentAction!default.jspa?key=&decorator=dialog&inline=true&simple-select=true&_=1488828211229

com.atlassian.jira.exception.IssueNotFoundException: Issue with id 'null' or key '' could not be found in the system
com.atlassian.jira.exception.IssueNotFoundException: Issue with id 'null' or key '' could not be found in the system
	at com.atlassian.jira.web.action.issue.AbstractIssueSelectAction.assertIssueIsValid( [classes/:?]
	at com.atlassian.jira.web.action.issue.AbstractIssueSelectAction.getIssue( [classes/:?]
	at com.stonikbyte.jira.plugins.projectdocs.actions.LinkDocumentAction.doDefault( [?:?]
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method) [?:1.8.0_102]
	at sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke( [?:1.8.0_102]
	at sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke( [?:1.8.0_102]
	at java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke( [?:1.8.0_102]
	at webwork.util.InjectionUtils$DefaultInjectionImpl.invoke( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.util.InjectionUtils.invoke( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.action.ActionSupport.invokeCommand( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.action.ActionSupport.execute( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.jira.action.JiraActionSupport.execute( [jira-api-7.3.0.jar:?]
	at webwork.interceptor.DefaultInterceptorChain.proceed( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.interceptor.NestedInterceptorChain.proceed( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.interceptor.ChainedInterceptor.intercept( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.interceptor.DefaultInterceptorChain.proceed( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.dispatcher.GenericDispatcher.executeAction( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at webwork.dispatcher.GenericDispatcher.executeAction( [webwork-1.4-atlassian-30.jar:?]
	at com.atlassian.jira.web.dispatcher.JiraWebworkActionDispatcher.service( [classes/:?]

the key parameter is empty cause i'm creating a new issue.

My customer request this feature as mandatory, i think it's acceptable that documents can be linked in text instend from edit issue screen but it doesn't work smile

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Hi Francesco,


Please make sure that you use the option to link a document to a field, not the option for linking a document to the issue (see the picture). I tested on a system with JIRA 7.3 and works.

Please double check. If you still get that error please tell me you JIRA version so I can look further.




I think i'm doing the same thing.

In create issue screen, in default field Description, i click on the plus button, expand the menu


click on "document link", 



Dialog opens but stuck at "loading"



In chrome console i see:



using it from edit issue field, it works.

Hi Francesco,

Could you please tell me which version of JIRA do you have so I can try to reproduce it?

Feel free to switch this conversion on e-mail ( if you want this conversation to become private.


Yeah sure.

i'll drop an email now

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This was confirmed as an issue and it was fixed in Documents v6.3.2 released on March 26, 2017.

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