Creating a link to an existing Jira issue

Continuing with the steps defined on the parent topic...

  1. Select the option to create the link over an existing artifact.
  2. A maximum of 50 open issues, sorted by priority from highest to lowest, will be displayed [1]. Click on the issue you need to select. If the issue you need is not within the first 50 matching open issues, you can always search it by typing its summary or key in the Filter issues with key/summary field and pressing the Search button, this technique can be used for rapid identification of the issue too, especially if you combine it with the two Filter combos behind; they can be used also independently and by default, they are set to display open issues [2]. The first combo can be set to:
    Last two options before User Filters will modify the sorting order to be descending based on the creation or modification date respectively.
    User Filters are taken as template, criteria on them may be expanded to match whatever selection you do in this form; for example, if you type something in the Filter issues with key/summary field, this new criteria will be appended to whatever was defined in the custom filter.

    Used on its own, this combo will apply the above criteria to the default issue type [2], however, if you want to apply them to a different issue type, then use the second combo, its values match the issue types of the scheme used by the project plus the generic entry Issues to apply them to all issue types in the scheme.
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  4. To confirm your selection, click on the Select button at the bottom of the page.

If everything went as planned, the dialog will be closed and you will see the new link created on the links section.

Global Configurations Compatibility

When the CLM Application is Configuration Management enabled and using a Global Configuration (GC), an additional checkbox will be displayed (checked by default) below the Filters area. This checkbox label is: Show only issues related to the current Global Configuration and as its name says, allows to show only those issues whose Affects Version/s or Fix Version/s field correspond with the GC being used [1] in the CLM Application. It is highly recommended you keep this checkbox as ckecked so can only link to "compatible" issues [2].