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Replace Links

This workflow checks the list of linked issues when a new link type is added and replaces existing links to an issue if another link type is used.






Replace existing link when a link that uses a different link type is added to the same issue (on-change rule)

Use Case

This workflow prevents you from having two different link types for the same issue, which can create a conflict in your process.


This on-change rule checks the list of linked issues for a link to an issue that is added as a link when the issue is updated. If the new link is duplicated by a link to the same issue with a different link type, the link is replaced with the link specified in the update.

const entities = require('@jetbrains/youtrack-scripting-api/entities'); function hasAddedLinks(links) { return links && links.added && links.added.isNotEmpty(); } exports.rule = entities.Issue.onChange({ title: 'Replace existing link when a link that uses a different link type is added to the same issue', action: (ctx) => { const issue = ctx.issue; const relatesTo = issue.links['relates to']; const duplicates = issue.links.duplicates; const isDuplicated = issue.links['is duplicated by']; const dependsOn = issue.links['depends on']; const isRequiredFor = issue.links['is required for']; const subtasks = issue.links['subtask of']; const parent = issue.links['parent for']; const allLinks = [duplicates, isDuplicated, relatesTo, dependsOn, subtasks, isRequiredFor, parent]; function cleanup(target) { if (hasAddedLinks(target)) { target.forEach(function (issue) { allLinks.filter(function (link) { return link && link !== target; }).forEach(function (links) { links.delete(issue); }); }); } } if (hasAddedLinks(duplicates) || hasAddedLinks(relatesTo) || hasAddedLinks(dependsOn) || hasAddedLinks(subtasks)) { cleanup(duplicates); cleanup(relatesTo); cleanup(subtasks); cleanup(dependsOn); } } });
Last modified: 23 April 2024