I use issue linking to handle dependancies between issues and would like to visulize if an issue is blocked in the backlog and kanban. Is this possible?
It does't really matter how I just would like to see and mabye (this is a bonus) filter out blocked issues.
I have searched but can not find any good solutions to this issue. I took a quick look at the ScriptRunner add on, but it felt overly complicated to solve something like this, I would expect this to be part of the standard product...
I understand you are looking to find a way to visualize blocked issues in your JIRA instance.
Unfortunately, the native functions in JIRA's Advanced Search functions do not presently have a way to do this. That link explains there is a linkedissues() function, but that it requires an issuekey to return any results. There is not presently a way to show all the issues that have a link of type block natively in JIRA.
As you noted, if you were using the scriptrunner plugin with JIRA, then you could create a JQL filter such as
issueFunction in hasLinks(
Which you could then use to create a quick filter on an existing board to quickly show that information. This is documented in Scriptrunner Scripted Functions
Sorry there is not a better native solution in JIRA at this time. However there is a existing feature request in JIRA to add this kind of functionality natively, I would recommend watching and voting on https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-25640
If you don't want to go through scripting, it is not hard to do by exporting the data to spread sheet. Not good for all uses but good enough for some.
1) Use the standard search in Jira to find bugs
2) On the column selection for the result add "Links"
3) Export to csv, current columns
4) Open in spreadsheet
5) The links will be expanded into multiple columns
6) The first link column is: Outward issue link (Blocks)
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