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Need definition for 'Link Issue' types

Hi Team,

Could you please provide the definition for following 'Link Issue' types

relates to
is duplicated by
is blocked by
is cloned by
is tested by a Test
Implemented by

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Jack Community Leader Jun 30, 2021

these seem self-explanatory so I hope my input doesn’t simply seem to restate the names.

  • relates to - an issue relates to the linked issue in some way
  • duplicates - issue AAA is a duplicate of issue BBB
  • is duplicated by - issue BBB is duplicated by issue AAA
  • blocks - issue AAA blocks issue BBB
  • is blocked by - issue BBB is blocked by issue AAA
  • clones - issue AAA clones issue BBB
  • is cloned by - issue BBB is cloned by issue AAA
  • is tested by a Test - I have no idea, this doesn’t seem to be a default link type
  • Implements - I have no idea, this doesn’t seem to be a default link type
  • Implemented by - I have no idea, this doesn’t seem to be a default link type
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The link types are entirely configurable, they don't have fixed definitions.  You could rename all the relationships to "Alice", "Bunny", "Playing card" and "Hedgehog" if you wanted to.

The list you've got there is mostly the English default set, and they've been written to try to be self-explanatory.  You can see this by adding dummy issues to them to make sentences:

  • ABC-123 relates to  DEF-456
  • ABC-234 duplicates DEF-567
  • DEF-567 is duplicated by  ABC-234
  • ABC-345 blocks  DEF-678
  • DEF-678 is blocked by ABC-345
  • ABC-456 clones  DEF-789
  • DEF-789 is cloned by  ABC-456
  • ABC-111 is tested by a Test  DEF-222
  • ABC-567 Implements  DEF-890
  • DEF-890 Implemented by  ABC-567

"is tested by" and "implements" are not default link types, they've been added by one of your admins (or possibly by an app an admin has added)

You'll notice a lot of these are paired - there's actually only one link type for "duplicate", "blocking", "cloning" and probably "implement" - the words you see in the sentence are trying to describe a directional relationship. 

Blocks is the easiest example; from my point of view "I block you", and from your point of view, "Nic is blocking me" - same relationship, but a different description which tells you where you're looking from!

But, going back to the question, the short answer is "the meaning of the links is up to you" - your admins should set up the ones you find useful and name them clearly!

Hi @Pramod Hitnalli 

Please refer the atlassian document for the link issue detail,

Hi Shruti, 

Thank you for your reply.

I need definition. Could you please help me to get the definition.




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