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Atlassian assets reference types naming (bidirectional naming)

Boris Zozoulia September 18, 2023

Hello Gurus,

Reference types in Assets are used when linking Assets objects together.

Reference types really only serve an informational purpose (out of the box).

Is it possible to name references differently depending on if they are linking upstreams or downstreams, for example

Object A references Object B, and the references type is for example Requires.

Outbound references will read:

ObjA  --- Requires --> ObjB

If I look into Object B in Assets, it will be rendered under Inbound references

ObjB  <-- Requires --- ObjA


I understand there is a statement of Inbound vs. outbound references, and there is an arrow (barely visible), however the question is:

Is it possible to have the reference type name changed, depending upon from where we access the object to Requires / Required By like so:

ObjA  --- Requires --> ObjB

ObjB  <-- Required By --- ObjA


It is more visually striking when one is navigating the assets data.


Other examples are (some coming to my mind:

Runs / Runs on

Hosts / Hosts on

Consumes / Consumed by

Authenticates / Authenticated by 

Contains / Contained within


What do Assets Devs think about it ?

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