I don't understand the options for linking Epics. Will someone please explain each one?
For Blocks and Is Blocked By - would this be blocked from starting or stopped from ending?
Happy to provide any other information. Thanks!
HI @Craig Welcome to the Atlassian Community!
An issue link is a simple pointer from one issue to another. The name of each link is supposed to tell you what the link is for.
They are mostly directional - in your list of six, you only actually have 4 link types there (assuming they are the standard ones - you can add your own link types and remove or rename all the system ones if you want).
Hi Monika and John, thanks for your answer. I'm still a little confused. Would you be able to clarify the 4 link types below:
(I'm creating a Next-Gen project)
The link types are just words - they are pretty much whatever you want them to mean. There is no built in functionality based one which one you use. It's really just a matter for your team or your organization to determine what they mean when you use them.
Outside of that, you could pretty much just use the Relates to link type every time - the functionality is all the same.
And the link types have no implication whatsoever for Epics. Within the Next-Gen project type, there is little to no control about the linkage for Epics - it's really a parent-child relationship and that's it.
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