Link Bugs

Link Bugs

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Link Bugs

Link bugs and create dependencies to track and close bugs. You can associate bugs based on a criterion, restrict bug closure, set dependencies, duplicate and clone bugs. And you can link bugs using the default link types such as Blocks, Depends, e.t.c or you can create your own link type.

Linking bugs in Zoho BugTracker allows you to:

Create a new link type

In Projects, select the required project, and click Bugs. Click Bug Settings from the displayed option and in Customization, choose Link Bugs.

  1. Click Add Link Type.
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  2. In Link Name, specify a new link name.
  3. In Reverse Link Name, specify the reverse name for the link.
  4. Click Save to create a new link type.

Edit or Delete the link type

  1. In Link Bugs, hover the mouse over the created link type to enable Edit and Delete.
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  2. Click Edit and modify the required link details.
  3. Click Save to update the modified link details.

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  1. Click Delete to delete the link type.
  2. A warning message about deleting the link type is displayed.
  3. Click OK to delete the link type.

Note:

  • You cannot edit or delete the default link types.

Associate or link bugs

  1. In Projects, select the required project and click Bugs.
  2. In bugs List view, click the required bug to edit.
  3. Click the Link Bugs tab to link bugs
  4. In Link Type, select the required option.
  5. In Select Bugs specify the bug title or bug ID to search and select the bug(s) to link.
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  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 with the link type as blocks.

Example: If bug A is linked with 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 with the link type as depends on.

Example: If bug A is linked with 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 any 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.

Edit or Remove the bug link

  1. In the Link Bugs tab, hover the mouse over the linked bug to enable the action menu.
  2. Click the action menu and then click Edit Link.
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  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.

Note:

  • The linked bugs are displayed with a linked status symbol in the bugs list view.

More information about linking bugs

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