We have an exciting new Octo release to share with you!
As you know, components are a great way to structure issues in Jira; especially when you’re working with reporting and automation. What Octo does, if you’re not familiar with the app, is allow you to create and manage components across all your Jira projects from a single, centralized view.
What component hierarchy does is provide a focused scope of responsibility for individual components, while showcasing the relationship between them. With hierarchy, components can then have both: structure and flexibility! Which brings us to our latest Octo release…
As you access the Octo app through your Apps menu in Jira, you can see 3 tabs at the top of your page: Components, Component Releases, and Component Hierarchy; the latter is a brand new tab!
The Component Hierarchy tab, as the name suggests, is where you get to build hierarchy by tagging your components with a label.
By clicking on the arrow next to any component, you can see all of the components under it; basically, if your component label has an arrow next to it, then it has sub-components for sure.
The new feature allows you to build component hierarchy easily, by dragging and dropping components under any label you want. You get to shuffle components around, in whichever hierarchy works for you and your team. And it all happens instantly!
Plus, you can go down to as many levels as you want; there’s no limit to how much you can sub-categorize your components.
When creating an issue in Jira, Octo allows you to tag that issue on the spot and with multiple components if you so wish, by clicking on the Components button at the top.
Octo then allows you to filter your issues by component so you can, for example, see how much time was spent on the Jira issues connected to that specific component.
What’s really cool about the new feature however, is that you can go a step further and view all your sub-components in the Jira issue panel itself, under Component Hierarchy! And if you’d rather not, you can as easily disable this function in Project Settings.
What we’re really trying to do with Octo here is turn component management in Jira, known as a tedious and technical process, into something simple and easy for everyone involved. We hope we’re succeeding!
Sarah Saleh _Jexo_Marketplace Partner
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