Learn the best use cases for a Zendesk-Jira integration, what fields are synced between the two tools, and your customization options.With Unito, you can seamlessly collaborate with your IT and development teams who live in Jira without them ever having to use Zendesk! Here's how these two tools come together with Unito.
What is synced?
|Task due date||←→||Due date|
|Link to ticket||→||Description footer|
|Description footer||←||Link to issue|
|Ticket type||→||Issue type|
|Ticket number||→||Description footer|
|Description footer||←||Issue number|
|Description footer||←||Start date|
|Description footer||←||Sprint start date|
|Description footer||←||Sprint end date|
|Description footer||←||Original estimated duration|
|Description footer||←||Remaining estimated duration|
|Description footer||←||Time spent|
|Description footer||←||Project name|
|Description footer||←||Affected versions|
|Description footer||←||Fix versions|
|Group name||→||Description footer|
Note: after the initial sync, the Zendesk ticket description cannot be updated due to its read-only first comment nature. Any changes on the synced task description or fields of the description footer cannot be reflected in Zendesk.
A field you'd like to sync is not listed? Contact us, we may already support it through a manual configuration.
What is not synced?
|Mentions||Unito does not support user mentions in titles, descriptions, or comments|
|Jira Sprints||(On the roadmap)|
|Jira links/dependencies||(On the roadmap)|
|Jira subtasks||Subtasks are not current a feature in Zendesk|
|Some Zendesk rich text||For now, only basic text formatting such as bold, italic, and titles are supported.|
|Zendesk Date type custom field limitation||The Zendesk date type custom field only accepts yyyy-mm-dd format so the time (hours and minutes) information will be lost when syncing to this field.|
Is there a feature you'd really like? Contact us, we prioritize based on user requests.
Here are all the available options for Zendesk and Jira:
Sync Zendesk public comments
By default, only internal notes will sync but you do have the option to sync the public replies also. Here's how it works.
Filter by tag or label
Unito will sync all tickets and issues by default but you can customize your workflow by syncing just some of them (complete guide).
Filter by ticket type
You can filter which type of tickets you want to be synced to Jira (complete guide).
You can choose to sync only from Zendesk to Jira or Jira to Zendesk. Here is how it works.
Map your Jira and Zendesk users
Here is a complete article on how to sync teammates.
Default type for new Jira issues
Unito lets you choose which issue type should be created in Jira each time a new ticket is synced from Zendesk.
Sync tickets/issues already closed
Unito will automatically sync open tickets or issues. But here is how to also sync closed tickets and issues prior to the sync creation.
Prefix Zendesk ticket title with Jira issue number
Here's a guide on prefixing the issue number to the Zendesk ticket.