Add Related Issue to Issue Page

This page allows you to add related issues to an existing issue.

Add related issue

This tab lets you add related issues to the issue by their issue id.

Some reasons for adding a related issue might be:

  • It is a duplicate of the issue;
  • It has some bearing on the issue;
  • Anyone working on the issue should be aware of the other one for background information.

A list of related issues are shown on the Related tab of the issue page.

The Search for related issues to add and Advanced search for related issues to add tabs let you perform a search of related issues via their summary, description and comment history.

To add related issues to the issue:
  • Enter a comma-separated list of issue ids in the Issue ids text field.
  • Click the Add button.
To abandon the addition of related issues:
  • Click the Cancel button.

Description of form field

Issue ids A comma-separated list of issue ids of the related issues.

Search for related issues to add

This tab lets you add related issues to the issue, by searching for related issues via their summary, description and comment histories.

Some reasons for adding a related issue might be:

  • It is a duplicate of the issue;
  • It has some bearing on the issue;
  • Anyone working on the issue should be aware of the other one for background information.

A list of related issues are shown on the Related tab of the issue page.

The Advanced search for related issues to add tab let you perform a search limited to a specific topic. The Add related issue tab lets you add related issues by their ids.

To search for related issues:
  • Enter the text that may appear in an issue’s summary, description or comment history in the Search for content text field.
  • Click the Search button.

Description of form field

Search for content Searches will find issues whose summaries, descriptions or comment histories contain any of the words in the search text. It is not possible to search for words less than 3 characters long. Also commonly occurring words such as this and when are excluded from searches. These common words exist as a list maintained by the Systems Administrator.

Showing only the issues of interest

It is possible to filter the list of issues by a number of factors. This makes it easy, for example, to show only those issues that have a particular severity.

To limit the display of issues to only those of interest:
  • Choose the criteria by which you wish to filter from the Filter by drop-downs above the table.
To change the sort order of the search results:
  • Click one of the column heading links. Each time you click the same link, the order in which severity types are sorted will be reversed.

Description of table columns

Issue The id of the issue. If you have permission to view the relevant issue, the id is a link to the issue’s page.
Summary The summary of the issue, followed by square brackets containing the issue’s state, severity, type and issue topic (as a link if you have permission to view the topic).
Score The score indicates how well the search words you provided match the issue displayed. 10 points are awarded for a match in an issue summary, 5 for an issue description and 1 for an issue comment. The column also indicates by means of the characters S, D and C, if a match occurred in an issue summary, description or comment, respectively.
Selection A checkbox that, when checked, selects the issue. Selected issues are highlighted with a blue background. You can select all the issues in the current table page by clicking the checkbox in the column’s heading.

Advanced search for related issues to add

This tab lets you add related issues to the issue, by searching for related issues via their summary, description and comment histories.

Using the drop-down list boxes it is possible to restrict the search to a particular topic, and only search for issues with specific reported for and fixed in field values.

Some reasons for adding a related issue might be:

  • It is a duplicate of the issue;
  • It has some bearing on the issue;
  • Anyone working on the issue should be aware of the other one for background information.

A list of related issues are shown on the Related tab of the issue page.

The Add related issue tab lets you add related issues by their ids. The Search for related issues to add tab let you perform a topic wide search.

To search for related issues:
  • Enter the text that may appear in an issue’s summary, description or comment history in the Search for content text field.
  • To restrict the search, use the drop-down list boxes and Build text fields.
  • Click the Search button.
To abandon changes before you have applied them:
  • Click the Reset button. The fields will be restored to their previous values.

Description of form fields

Search for content Searches will find issues whose summaries, descriptions or comment histories contain any of the words in the search text. It is not possible to search for words less than 3 characters long. Also commonly occurring words such as this and when are excluded from searches. These common words exist as a list maintained by the Systems Administrator.
For topic Only issues assigned to the specified topic will be included in the search results.
Reported for Only issues with the specified Reported for field value will be included in the search results.
Build (Reported for) Only issues with the specified Build field value will be included in the search results.
Fixed in Only issues with the specified Fixed in field value will be included in the search results.
Build (Fixed in) Only issues with the specified Build field value will be included in the search results.

Showing only the issues of interest

It is possible to filter the list of issues by a number of factors. This makes it easy, for example, to show only those issues that have a particular severity.

To limit the display of issues to only those of interest:
  • Choose the criteria by which you wish to filter from the Filter by drop-downs above the table.
To change the sort order of the search results:
  • Click one of the column heading links. Each time you click the same link, the order in which severity types are sorted will be reversed.

Description of table columns

Issue The id of the issue. If you have permission to view the relevant issue, the id is a link to the issue’s page.
Summary The summary of the issue, followed by square brackets containing the issue’s state, severity, type and issue topic (as a link if you have permission to view the topic).
Score The score indicates how well the search words you provided match the issue displayed. 10 points are awarded for a match in an issue summary, 5 for an issue description and 1 for an issue comment. The column also indicates by means of the characters S, D and C, if a match occurred in an issue summary, description or comment, respectively.
Selection A checkbox that, when checked, selects the issue. Selected issues are highlighted with a blue background. You can select all the issues in the current table page by clicking the checkbox in the column’s heading.