PhpStorm 2023.2 Help

VCS integration with issue trackers

With PhpStorm, you can connect your commit messages with a bug tracker or an issues database, and navigate from commits in your VCS log to issues related to these commits.

  1. Press Control+Alt+S to open the IDE settings and then select Version Control | Issue Navigation.

  2. Configure a list of issue navigation patterns by mapping issue patterns in commit messages with URL addresses of the referenced issues.

    • If you are using JIRA or YouTrack, click Add JIRA Pattern  App toolbar decorator add jira or Add YouTrack Pattern App toolbar decorator add you track on the toolbar, and type the URL to the installation of the bug tracking system.

      PhpStorm will automatically add a regular expression that defines the navigation pattern.

    • For other issue tracking systems, click the Add button App general add to create a new entry or select an existing entry and click the Edit button. In the Add Issue Navigation Link dialog that opens, specify the following regular expressions:


Issue ID

A regular expression that defines the format for issue references in commit messages.


This regular expression matches all character strings that consist of two substrings separated by an n-dash character:

  1. Substring 1: An unlimited number of upper-case alphabetic characters.

  2. Substring 2: An unlimited number of digital characters.

A combination of the URL address of your issue tracking system and a regular expression that identifies issues in it.


Here $0 indicates a back reference to the entire match. This means that as soon as PhpStorm detects a match in a commit message, it is added to the URL address of the tracker as is.

Matching issue ID

PhpStorm detects the following reference to an issue in the commit message of interest:


Composed issue link

In accordance with the above issue navigation pattern, the detected matching reference is added to the URL of the tracker as is, so the link to the referenced issue is composed as follows:


Last modified: 23 August 2023