From Project Associations to the first Link using OSLC Connect for Jira with IBM ELM
If you previously followed the OSLC Connect for Jira with IBM ELM Basic Configuration journey, this is the second step toward using OSLC features between Jira and IBM Engineering Lifecycle Management.
You will now learn about OSLC Associations, and how you can set them up both ways so that the two applications can integrate resources from the other.
Before you get started:
Introducing Project Associations and Link types: An introduction to project associations and link types. This will help you get a better understanding of possible interactions between Jira and IBM ELM.
Introduction to Configurations and Global Configurations: An introduction to Configurations and Global Configurations. These are core concepts used in IBM ELM and are useful to understand to interact with it.
You’re ready to set up your Project Associations:
Associating an Artifact Container to an IBM ELM Project and, if you happen to come across problems, review the suggestions from Troubleshooting friending issues in ELM
Associating an Artifact Container to a Jira Project and, if you happen to come across problems, review the suggestions from Troubleshooting friending issues in OSLC Connect for Jira and OSLC Connect for Confluence
Now that you’ve set up your Project Associations, you can start creating links:
You may feel like you need to customize the way things look and integrate within your enterprise data flow. OSLC Connect offers a few advanced features that should help you:
When creating a Jira Issue from IBM ELM, you can change the available fields in the creation dialog: Configuring Creation Dialog Defaults in Jira
If you need to display more information when hovering a Jira Issue link in IBM ELM, you can add or remove fields from the Jira Preview: Issue preview customization
If you want to customize the traceability model to your enterprise’s use cases, you can change the default link type or restrict available link types: Configuring OSLC Link Types for Jira Issues
You may not like the link appearance in Jira Issues, but you can change this: Jira link appearance