How to Sync Multiple Zendesk Tickets to One Jira Cloud Issue

    You can sync multiple Zendesk tickets into one Jira Cloud issue by using the Exalate Connect API.

    Zendesk

    Outgoing sync

    In Zendesk, you need to make a custom field and assign a Jira issue key you want to connect to.

    In this example, we will use ABC-123 as the default issue key.

    1 replica.customFields."Target Issue Key" = issue.customFields."Target Issue Key"

    Jira Cloud

    Incoming sync

    After you Exalate the ticket in Zendesk, this script will be executed in Jira Cloud. It will connect the corresponding tickets.

    1 def remoteIssueUrn = replica.customFields."ABC-123"?.value
    2 if(remoteIssueUrn && firstSync){
    3  def localIssue = httpClient.get("/rest/api/2/issue/"+remoteIssueUrn)
    4  if(localIssue == null) throw new com.exalate.api.exception.IssueTrackerException("Issue with key "+remoteIssueUrn+" was not found")
    5  issue.id = localIssue?.id
    6  issue.key = localIssue?.key
    7  return;
    8 }
    
    

    Video Tutorial

    Also, check out our video on how to sync multiple Zendesk tickets into one Jira issue:

    IMPORTANT: When creating a multi-ticket to a single issue-type of synchronisation, it is possible this may clear data on the target twin. This is a known issue caused by the fact the entity object used to apply onto the underlying issue is not initialized with the right data. We are working to fix this issue, but until then the following can be applied to circumvent the problem, depending on the connector:

    Jira Cloud and Zendesk:

    1 def fieldValues = [:]
    2 def issueKey = new BasicIssueKey(localWorkItem.id, localWorkItem.id, "issue", fieldValues)
    3 return new scala.Tuple2(issueKey, scala.collection.JavaConverters.asScalaBuffer(traces))

    GitHub:

    1 def fieldValues = ["repo":"org/repo"]
    2 def issueKey = new BasicIssueKey(localWorkItem.id, localWorkItem.id, "issue", fieldValues)
    3 return new scala.Tuple2(issueKey, scala.collection.JavaConverters.asScalaBuffer(traces))

    Salesforce:

    1 def fieldValues = [:]
    2 def issueKey = new BasicIssueKey(localWorkItem.id, localWorkItem.id, "Case", fieldValues)
    3 return new scala.Tuple2(issueKey, scala.collection.JavaConverters.asScalaBuffer(traces))

    This ensures that Exalate will only create the twin related metadata, so that any future sync transactions will be applied.


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