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A post-function that will link the current issue to all issues that satisfy a parameterized JQL query.

To add 'Link issues to the current issue' post-function to a transition: 

  1. Click Edit for the workflow that has the transition you wish to add the post-function on.
  2. In the Workflow Designer, select the transition.
  3. Click on Post Functions in the properties panel.
  4. Click on Add post function.
  5. Select Link issues to the current issue from the list of post-functions.
  6. Click on Add to add the post-function on the transition.

  7. Add a JQL query in the JQL expression.
  8. Select the maximum number of issues in Max. Issues.
  9. Select the link type from the Issue Link Type drop-down.
  10. Select the Options provided to add required parameters.
  11. Click on Add to add the post-function to the transition.

When you add this post-function to a transition and trigger it, the add-on links the current issue to the specified number of issues that satisfy the specified parameterized JQL query.

JQL Expression: Input a JQL expression that returns the issues to link. You can insert issue, transition, currentUser and now variables in your JQL expression and test it using the JQL expression tester provided in this post-function.


  • project = TEST returns the issues of the project whose key is TEST
  • assignee is EMPTY returns all the unassigned issues.
  • project=TEST order by created desc returns the issues of the project whose key is TEST in descending order by Created time

Note: If the current issue satisfies the specified JQL query, an error is logged because you cannot link an issue with itself.

You can find more information about searching for JIRA issues using JQL here: Advanced searching and Search JIRA like a boss with JQL.

Max. Issues: Input the maximum number of issues that the JQL expression should return. The value cannot be more than 50.

Link type: Select the link type to be created between the current issue and the issues returned from the JQL expression.

Customize this post-function using the additional options provided as part of the post-function. The options are:

Run As

  • Run as current user

The current user will be the creator of the issue links.

  • Run as add-on user

The add-on user will be the creator of the issue links.

  • Run as this user

Any user selected in this field will be the creator of the issue links.

Conditional execution

To execute this post-function based on the result of a Nunjucks template see Conditional execution.

Delayed execution

To delay the execution of this post-function see Delayed execution.

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