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Link Bugs

Link bugs and track and close them. You can associate bugs based on a criterion, restrict bug closure, duplicate and clone bugs. And you can link bugs using the default link types such as Blocks, Depends, Related, Duplicate etc. or you can create your own link type.
  1. Click in the upper right corner and navigate to Bug Tracker.
  2. Click Link Bug.
  3. Select the project.
  4. Click Add Link Type.
  5. Enter the new link name in the Link Name field.
  6. Enter the reverse name for the link in the Reverse Link Name.
  7. Click Save to create a new link type.

  1. Hover over the created link type in Link Bugs  and click   to enable the Edit and Delete options.
  2. Select Edit and modify the required link details.
  3. Click Update.

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  1. Click Delete to delete the link type.
  2. A warning message about deleting the link type is displayed.
  3. Enable the checkbox and click OK to delete the link type.
You cannot edit or delete the default link types.
  1. Select the required project from Projects in the left navigation panel and click Bugs.
  2. Click on the bug that you want to edit in the bug List view. 
  3. Click the Link bugs tab to link start linking bugs.
  4. Select the desired option in Link Type.
  5. Enter the bug title or bug ID in Select Bugs to search and select the bugs to link.

  6. Click Link Bugs to create a link between the Bugs.
Link Name
Description
Blocks
Indicates that you cannot close a blocked bug without closing the bug that is blocking it. This clause is applicable only for bugs that are linked to the link type as blocks.

Example: If bug A is linked to bug B using 'blocks' association, then bug A must be closed before bug B is closed.

Depends on
Indicates that you cannot close a dependent bug without closing the bug that it depends on. This clause is applicable only for bugs that are linked to the link type as: depends on.

Example : If bug A is linked to bug B, using 'depends' association, then bug B must be closed before bug A is closed.

Is related to
Indicates that you can associate bugs that are related based on some criteria. It does not restrict the closing of bugs.
Is duplicate of
Indicates that you can associate one or more bugs logged for the same problem as duplicates. However, closing one bug does not close its duplicates.

Is clone of

Indicates that you can clone and associate bugs.

Example: If you create bug B by cloning bug A, then bug B is associated as a clone of bug A.

  1. Hover over the linked bugs in the Link Bugs  tab to enable the action menu.
  2. Click the action menu and then click Edit Link.
  3. Modify the details as required.
  4. Click Save to update the modified details.

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  1. Click the action menu and then click Remove Link.
  2. The bug links are removed.
The linked bugs are displayed with a linked status symbol in the bug list view.
  1. Click in the upper right corner and click Bug Tracker.
  2. Navigate to Link Bugs
  3. Hover over the Actions column to enable or disable the bug link.

More Information About Linking Bugs

  • You can link bugs with only one type of link such as blocks or depends on, e.t.c.
  • You can link a maximum of 10 bugs.
  • When two or more bugs are linked as duplicates, then closure of one bug does not close its duplicate bugs.


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