The Linked Issues Extender pulls in issues that are linked to issues already in the structure. Linked issues will be placed beneath the current issues in the structure's hierarchy.
When using the Linked Issues Extender, some issues may appear in your structure more than once. In the example above, "Task A" appears twice, because it blocks Story 1 and Story 2.
Adding a Link Extender
To add a Link Extender, open the Automation menu and select Link Extender.
Each Linked Issues Extender can be customized to create exactly the hierarchy you need.
You can customize:
Link Type - Allows you to specify which links to add to your structure.
Link Direction - Defines which side of the link is the parent issue and which is the sub-issue.
Extend Levels - Allows you to select which levels in the hierarchy the extender should be applied to:
- All levels up to 10 (default) - The extender will be applied to the first 10 levels of the hierarchy, starting from the level where the extender itself is located.
- All levels - The extender will be applied to the current level and all its descendants.
- Current level only - The extender will only be applied to the same level in the hierarchy as the extender itself.
- Manual levels range - You can specify which levels the extender is applied to.
See Generator Scope to learn more about customizing levels.