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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. Click on Add to add the post-function to the transition.

Know limitations common to all post-functions:

Related links

For information on where the post-function needs to be placed on a transition, see Placing post-functions in a transition.

Refer to the Use cases for the post-functions page for use cases for this post-function.

Refer the Troubleshooting and Support page if the post-functions does not seem to be working as you would expect.

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.

Note that to specify a condition on a user, you need to specify an accountId without the accountId: prefix. For example: assignee = 557058:472c64c9-2567-4213-839b-86bf21558300. You can access the prefix-less accountId of a user through the _accountId property.


project = {{ issue.fields.project.key }} and assignee = {{currentUser._accountId}}
{% if issue.fields.assignee %}
    assignee = {{issue.fields.assignee._accountId}}
{% else %}
{% endif %}

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.

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 executionThe condition is evaluated only after the JQL query runs and not before. It will be evaluated against each issue returned by the JQL query allowing you to further filter the issues to link to the current issue. The issues returned by the JQL query will be available in your Nunjucks template  through the linkedIssue variable. 

Delayed execution

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

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