Use this document as a way to quickly get started with LinkMap
Select a project from the control panel to display the related issues as a graph. By default issues with status done or resolved and / or of type subtask are ignored. You can overrule this behavior by activating the corresponding check boxes.
As an alternative, LinkMap also lets you submit custom JQL queries using the advanced mode.
Issues are represented as nodes and links as edges connecting nodes. In case of a directed link type such as 'is blocked by', the link is displayed with an arrow head pointing towards the issue blocking the other one.
Navigate the issue space by zooming (mouse wheel) and panning (dragging the stage). You can also freely re-position issues with drag&drop. To select multiple items for drag&drop, hold the shift key pressed while selecting the issues.
Node size and color are used to convey important issue information to the user at a glance. Different mapping attributes are available for selection.
Hover the mouse over the color mapping label to display a color legend.
To improve overview by reducing clutter the graph displays a single link type at a time. By default the type "is blocked by“ is used. Switch to another link type via the corresponding settings select box.
Issue details are retrieved by hovering the mouse over a node. Further information can be retrieved by double-clicking the node: the issue detail page is opened in a new tab.
From the control panel, open the tab "Filters". Enter a query string into the search field to search for (sub)strings of issue key and / or issue summary (image 4). Issues retrieved are highlighted yellow and can be iterated over by pressing the enter key or clicking the arrow buttons.
Reset the search by removing the content from the search field, or by clicking the reset icon-button.
On the tab "Filters", select one or multiple filter values from the select boxes. Issues not matching all selected filter values across all filter attributes are instantly hidden.
Remove a particular filter values by clicking the x-button of its label. Remove all filters by clicking the reset icon-button.
To create a new issue:
The create-issue command can also be triggered by the keyboard shortcut 'i'.
The create-issue mode can be cancelled by pressing the exit key, or by clicking on an existing node.
To create a new link:
The create-link command can also be triggered by the keyboard shortcut 'l'.
The create-link mode can be cancelled by pressing the exit key, or by re-clicking the selected origin issue.
To delete an existing link: