Portfolio for Jira: Red highlight on issue in scope view

Wracking my brain ... feel like I used to know this, but I can't buy a clue as to why or how to resolve whatever is being highlighted on a few issues in the scope view that have a red left border on the issue. I believe whatever is being highlighted is the cause for a violation in dependency error, but I'm having no luck identifying the issue.

Please help shed light on my (hopefully temporary) ignorance!


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Hi Rick,

Those 2 issues might just be scenario issue. With the multi-scenario feature enabled, new scenarios can have multiple colors including red. Easy check would be the uncommitted changes button color. If it's red as well, then it's just the Scenario color.

Multiple scenario planning



Not sure I follow. If I make a change to a field within an issue, that uncommitted change is indicated by a small colored triangle in the upper right corner of that field, but doesn't highlight the left border as shown in my screenshot.

Red DOES happen to be the color of the one scenario that I have within this plan, however.

Oddly though, I cannot now recreate this. Some change I've made has caused the highlight as shown to no longer be visible.

Hi @Rick Crow

Changed fields are highlighted with a triangle, but issue that are new altogether are highlighted by the bar at the beginning of the row. 

So, it looks like the those issues in your screenshot are newly created issues in your 'red' scenario.

Hope that helps. 


When do the issues cease being new? The ones in my screenshot have already been committed/instantiated in Jira Software.

Hey @Rick Crow,

An issue remains 'new' (or a so-called scenario issue) from when it has been created in Portfolio, until it has been commited back to JIRA. Once it exists in JIRA it is no longer 'new'. 

From your screenshot it would seem that the Q5-1241, Q5-1577 and Q5-1292 have not been commited back to JIRA yet.

Try creating a new issue in Portfolio and you should see the bars showing up on that newly created issue. 


Allard, I understand and see that the color appears when initially creating a new item prior to committment. But those three issues, having issue numbers, had already been committed back to JIRA. 

Ah, yes. You're right, they have issue keys, so thay can't be new.

Perhaps you changed their ranking? That would also be highlighted in that way. 


Argh. So which is it? Does this highlight method indicate new, or changed? The orange triangle indicates a field change. Since the rank is not visible as a field, was this other highglight method selected to indicate rank change?

I scoured the web looking for any documentation of this ... does it exist?

[..] was this other highglight method selected to indicate rank change?


looking for any documentation of this ... does it exist?

Yes, see this page:

Got it. Thanks. That was likely the case.

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