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Structure: Group by Link Type?

Hi all! 

Maybe someone can give a hint for the following use case: 

I´m looking for a way to Group Items in a structure by Link Type automatically. 

Issuetype Delivery
Extend with "Linked Issues" 

  --> "is realization for"

  --> "has deployment"

  ---> "discovered bug"

I would now like to have "folders" under each Delivery Issue with "is realization for", "has deploymend" and "discovered bug".

I tried with adding "Group by Link Type" and then for a first test selected one of the above mentioned Link Types, but this is not working.      

Many thanks and Best Regards,



1 answer

Hello Uli,

The Group by Link Type generator doesn't assign issues to links-based groups like other groupers, it is used for pulling parent issues linked to issues that are already added to the structure. 

If your goal is to display specific links that connect sub-issues with their parent issues, you can achieve it with the Formula column and any third-party app that extends Jira's JQL functionality such as Scriptrunner. If you can use links-based JQL functions, you can do the following:
Add the Formula column with a formula like this:

if(realization, "is realization for") or
if(deployment, "has deployment") or
if(discovered, "discovered bug")
and map each variable - realization, deployment and discovered - to the Query Match option, and add a JQL query for each link to its respective variable:

issueFunction in hasLinks("is realization for")
issueFunction in hasLinks("has deployment")
issueFunction in hasLinks("discovered bug")
As a result, the Formula column will check each issue if it matches a given variable(which represents a JQL query) and if it's a match, the column will return the text indicator in brackets for each linked issue. You can find more details about the Query Match functionality & the Formula column in our documentation:

I hope this helps! If you need further assistance, please feel free to contact us directly at and we'll be back with you shortly.

Best regards,
Stepan Kholodov
ALM Works

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