Change default issue link type in Jira Plans

Adam Taylor June 21, 2023

I use Jira plan view to see a sort of Gannt of when different epics are due to be delivered and the dependencies between them.

At the moment, if I click and drag a link between two issues its automatically creates a 'blocks' link.

To use a different link type, for example 'has to be done before', I have to click add link icon next to the issue on the Gannt view, select the link type and then type the issue name / number to make the link.

My question is... is there a way to change the default link type so that, when I drag a connection between two issues, the link type is 'has to be done before'?

Thanks!

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Mikael Sandberg
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June 21, 2023

Yes, that can be changed if you go to Settings > Products > Advanced Roadmaps dependencies. From here you can set the default link type and also add more if needed.

John Funk
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February 29, 2024

Hi @Mikael Sandberg  - Can you provide a screenshot of how to do that? Because I don't see a way to do it. I have changed the order of the issue links, but it always defaults to the alphabetical one first no matter what the order. 

Mikael Sandberg
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March 1, 2024

Hi @John Funk,

So it only work if you have a single dependency specified. I you have multiple it will pick it based on the alphabetical order as you discovered.

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