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  1. Link a structure to a JIRA board, not just a project

    The description of of Structure on the Project page (https://wiki.almworks.com/display/structure/Structure+on+the+Project+Page) is really misleading because this image is of viewing a JIRA board, not a project. With JIRA boards I can use JQL to divide a projects (or multiple projects) issues across many boards, but I do not have a way to link that board to a specific structure that also filters for the same set of issues.

    Having a default structure for a project is fine, but I would also like to be able to correlate a structure to a board. This would help teams that for example…

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    • notes

      To fully take advantage of the new Notes field it would be really nice to make it independent of the issues to which it is added. As it works now, if a structure contains a multiple of the same issue and a note is added this note is attached to all of these issues.

      Separating this is actually the only thing left to be able to use the structure plugin as a product structure documenting an entire product portfolio. One issue for each part and the notes field (renamed "Qty" or similar) to hold the amount of parts of the…

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      • Subscription to a structure view

        Jira has a "issue filter subscription" feature, which runs a filter at a certain time of the day and email the user with the results. Structure could have a similar subscription feature tied to a particular structure's view, where a snapshot of that view would be taken at a certain time of the email and the results would be exported to excel and emailed to the user.

        My company currently use structure to keep track of our day-to-day progress by manually exporting structures to excel at the same time each day. Automating the exporting would allow us to automate the…

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        • prevent double counting

          When an issue appears multiple times in a structure (e.g. epic link and issue link),the progress calculation should be configurable to prevent / allow double counting

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          • Limit the issuetypes for automators so you can use multiple link automators per structure

            With Synchronizers it is possible to limit the issuetypes. Therefore it is possible to have multiple link synchronizers for different issuetypes.

            Example:
            one could defined a parent/child link between epics and features and use a is blocked link between features and bugs. with automators this scenario can not be implemented at the moment.

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            • Would really like to be able to color fields, columns or rows in structure chart (without having to pay for expensive plugin)

              I create some rather large Structure charts with multiple levels of nesting. Want to be able to highlight aspects of the chart (Rows, Cells, Columns) with color. This helps with focus (these items are critical), organization and overall visual appeal.

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              • Hide empty folders

                In structure folders created based on custom fields will show "no value"-folder in case issues haven't set the related custom field. It would be nice to get an option to define whether to show such "no value" folders or to show such issues without a folder under their parent.

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                • Enable Colums to show sum of person days (eg. 101 days) instead of "20w 1d" notation

                  As one usually plans on higher levels in bigger amounts of "man days", it would be very helpful to be able to change the columns to this notation for the days and sums of days.
                  I know one can change that in the jira administration, but this would affect the whole instance and also smaller issue levels.

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                  • Can Structure use Portfolio Data

                    Structure would be a great supplement to the information provided by Portfolio. It would be great if this data could be used by Structure ... perhaps even have a Portfolio Structure Template?

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                    • Require the user to confirm a deletion of an issue before it is removed from the structure.

                      Require the user to confirm a deletion of an issue before it is removed from the structure. Right now there is a message that an issue has been deleted, but my users aren't noticing the message. Need to make them verify the deletion before it will occur.

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                      • be able to copy directory path

                        This feature can help a user orientate an issue in a structure, or share the path with another user easily.

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                        • Change the colors of the font or/and background of the Structure folders

                          It would be great to be able to customize the appearance of the Structure Folders in order to have a possibility of manual highlighting the "problematic" folders.

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                            planned  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                          • Would like a way to get Structure formula calculations into "normal" Jira custom fields

                            Structure formulas are extremely useful. Now our users would like ways of using them in other places within Jira. This may be tough in some ways because they are specific to the structure they are part of, but even something simple like the ability to choose an menu option or call some API to commit formulas into an underlying custom field could be quite useful.

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                            • Sync task to add Tasks to Folders

                              Folders is a great new feature in 3.0 (long awaited) but the sync tasks do not allow tasks to be added to folders which is an obvious feature for auto adding tasks to structure and also a huge use of ordering and sorting tasks in structure.

                              3 votes
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                              • improve support for Quick Transformations

                                Currently you can save transformations as quick transformations which is a great feature. I see however certain potential to make it even better:

                                - Combine several transformations into a single Quick Transformation (e.g. filtering and grouping)
                                - Define Quick Transformations for the "Jira" part of the double grid: I often look for items assigned to a version in order to add them to my structure. It would be super convenient if I could save it as a Quick Transformation.

                                Thanks for your consideration and keep up the great work!

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                                • ...have separators, or sticky issues, that stay on top.

                                  My idea is that I want specific issues to not be affected by the sorting. Not affected, so that they can stay on top (or bottom).

                                  Another cool way to do this may be a separator or separators, that can be added similar to the way folders are added. Except these separators allow their content to stay where the user assigns it to.

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                                  • Progress Bar changes color by ontime or overdue

                                    Allowing users a quick view of the status for more than completion percentage for [insert your object of choice] if they are overdue or nearing completion deadlines

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                                    • Be able to propagate up a risk value

                                      If a sub task had a custom field which indicated it's current risk or similar be able to propagate that up to the top level to show the worst of the risks or some other flag

                                      e.g. if a single subtask of a item is red risk, be able to show that red risk in all of it's parents in the structure. choose the worst value of all sub nodes to show at the parent level.

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                                      • allow me to define a story point budget for a folder / issue

                                        I typically have rough estimates for bigger projects and I would like to be able to add them to the structure so that I can get an overview of what needs to be done. At the moment I can only do this by adding JIRA issues with estimates, but the problem is that at this stage I do not really want to create these issues yet (at least not for everything).

                                        The closes thing to what I want is to create epics and set the rough estimates on the epics. Later I can refine my estimates by creating storys. The…

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                                        • Filter the issues that aren't picked up by the generators

                                          To force a rebuild of the structure based on generator rules only.
                                          The filter would help to identify the issues manually added into the structure.
                                          Then we can decide which issues (all or selected) to remove from the structure if not relevant.

                                          Problem: We cannot remove all the issues from the structure. There's a warning when removing at least one issue that is picked up by the generators, and when we acknoledge all the issues come back.

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