Issue #9232 open

Have repo JIRA link support comma-separated list of multiple project keys (BB-10331)

Ben Tatham
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On the Settings (gear) -> Links page of a repository:

It would be very helpful to allow a list (comma or pipe separated, perhaps) of JIRA project keys when creating/editing a Link to JIRA.

Currently, you either have to create a whole series of JIRA Links (all with the same URL), or use a Custom Link with a crazy regex like this:

((?<!\w)((MPH|CENT|TTXT|TTCW|TTEA|TSMA)-\d+)(?!\w))

Comments (7)

  1. Erik van Zijst staff

    As you point out, there are already 2 ways to link a repository to more than one JIRA project.

    How many projects do you need to link, such that creating several separate links is becoming a burden?

  2. Ben Tatham reporter

    How many projects do you need to link, such that creating several separate links is becoming a burden?

    Many, say >10. We have a lot of shared libraries (each in a separate git repo), in which a bug may be raised from any number of the >10 products. (We don't track the shared libraries in JIRA directly, because there is no way to have tracked/versioned sub-projects in JIRA). Another solution is to have one bigger repo, but with Maven projects, it's nice to have one Maven project per git repo (we do just multi-module, but there becomes a point where it's still nicer to break them down further).

    If it makes a difference, we are a paying OnDemand customer using JIRA, Bamboo, and Bitbucket. But in the end, this is relatively minor - as you say, there are workarounds. Just thought it would be easy to implement (without prejudging the backend complexity too much).

  3. Erik van Zijst staff

    Just thought it would be easy to implement

    Yeah, I don't think it would be too difficult. However, it does add complexity.

    I've raised an internal issue for it.

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