In some circumstances, you may not just need to link an existing JIRA issue to a Salesforce object but also to synchronize the data between the two systems. An example situation might be if you have only recently installed the Connector and now need to link some existing JIRA support issues to existing Salesforce Cases.
There are three ways to add a remote system reference:
Using the Salesforce Object ID
Using the Salesforce Object Subject/Name
Using the Salesforce Object Number
Get the Salesforce Object ID
The Salesforce object ID is required to link a JIRA issue to the object. This ID number is not shown in the normal Salesforce page view for objects and is typically used on the backend to uniquely identify all sorts of objects.
To obtain this ID:
Go to the Salesforce object you want to link to in Salesforce.
Look at the URL in your browser. The strange mix of numbers and letters after your Salesforce server URL is the object's ID number.
In the example below, the Salesforce Case with the Case Number 00001031 has an object ID of 5008000000DRfmK.
Link the JIRA Issue
Go to the issue that you wish to link to an object in Salesforce.
Go to More/More Actions > Manage Application Links.
The next screen will display the details of the Salesforce object that this issue type and the project it belongs to has a mapping configured for. In this example, it is Salesforce Case.
Enter the Salesforce object ID obtained in the previous section in the Link field.
Click Link below the field.
The screen will refresh with the ID added in the Remote ID column.
Click Back to Issue.
You should now see the Salesforce object custom field being populated with the details of the object. Note that the correct Case Number is linked in our example.
Pushing or Pulling Changes to and from Salesforce.com
For information on how to pull and push changes from and to Salesforce.com, please see: