Visualizing Relationships

Relationships are accessed from the Relationships tab and appear in a list. In certain perspectives, you can view your relationships in a diagram. When you see above the Relationships list, click it to open the Relationships Diagram window. Here's how it works:

  • Items to the left of the Requirement link to the Requirement. Items to the right of the selected Requirement link from the Requirement.
  • The diagram displays an item's first level relationships. Items with child relationships contain a solid blue dot. You can click and navigate to all relationship levels. Cross-project relationships links (where the Requirement is in another project than the current one) are indicated with a dashed line.
  • Select an item and you will see summary information on the top of the window.
  • Click (Goto) to go to the item in a new browser window/tab.
  • The diagram is an infinite scrolling canvas that can be panned via click and drag, and zoomed via the scroll wheel.
  • Click Reset to restore the default pan/zoom.
  • Click Reload to refresh the diagram.
  • Although item names are fixed-length on the diagram, hovering over an item displays a tool-tip with an asset's full Name, ID, Type, and Project Name.
  • Select a Relationship Status, Relationship Type, or Item Type to filter the diagram based on your selections.
Relationship Diagrams have indicators to help determine relationship and status at a glance:
  • Green lines indicate an Up-to-Date relationship.
  • Red lines indicate a Suspect relationship.
  • Orange lines indicate a Deferred relationship.
  • Gray, solid lines indicate a parent-child relationship.
  • Dashed lines indicate a relationship with an external project (cross-project).
  • Solid lines indicate a relationship within the current project.

Additionally, if you hover over the connecting lines, status and details appear.

Relationship Diagram Example