JetBrains Space Help

External Links

You can configure Space to detect references to external resources and turn them into links (aka autolinks). If your team uses external resources like Zendesk, YouTrack or Jira, ticket or issue IDs mentioned in Chats, commit messages, and code review titles will be recognized by Space and linked to the corresponding tickets or issues in your external tracker. Autolinks help teams optimize their workflow by linking Space with external resources and letting users quickly navigate to the mentioned entities.

  1. On the navigation bar, click administration.png Administration and choose External Link Patterns.

  2. Click New pattern:

    externalLinkPatterns.png
  3. In the New External Link Pattern dialog specify the following:

    • Prefix: Provide a prefix that is used in the external IDs and that will be recognised by Space to generate links.

    • Link Replacement: Spacify a URL of the external resource ending with <?> which is a variable for a number that follows the prefix.

    externalLinkPatternDialog.png

    For example, if the issue ID consists of letters that identify the project followed by an issue number (e.g. PRJ-123), you should specify the following:

    • Pattern: PRJ-

    • Link Replacement: https://some-tracker.com/issues/<?>

    With the above configuration example, Space will convert any mention which starts with PRJ- and is followed by some number into a specified link. For example, PRJ-123 will be linked to https://some-tracker.com/issues/PRG-123

  4. Click Add to save an enable the pattern.

    You can have multiple patterns for various external resources.

Last modified: 08 November 2021