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Description of use cases of WatchTower addon

Accessing WatchTower Board

  1. Navigate Menu > Watchtower to access list of recent boards.


  2. Info

    on Cloud board is accessible only via "View All Boards" and then selecting the one you need to.



What is there on a card ?



Changing Issue Status

You can change issues status by drag-n-drop between given columns on the board. 


Quick filters

since version 1.5.0

You can filter issues right from Quick Filter input field with syntax reusing most of JQL concepts 

Type-ahead suggestions can allow you to filter issue across all connected Jira sources. 

 

(info) The Board displays a total of 100 issues - the first issues corresponding to used JQL query.



Log work

Accessible either via "log work trigger" manually 

Add comment to issue

Accessible either via "add comment" hover button on card view of an issue


Reference issues from other Jira sources

You can reference issues from other Jira sources while providing worklogs. 

This would create immediate link to referenced issue



Transition screens 

Should your transition require special screen - transition screen - to fill details of an action - it will appear after car drop to corresponding column

Info

At the moment some fields are not supported on transition screen. Should you need these details please go to source Jira and complete action there.

List of fields that are not supported:

  • Sprint
  • Linked Issues
  • Epic Link
  • Component/s
  • Labels
  • Attachment
  • all custom fields


Manipulation with Swimlanes


Accessing shared boards

When observing all boards you might see some boards that other users shared with you.

Once accessed board may be shared with you with one of two modes (...see more)

  • "view" mode - You will access shared board with access rights of board admin. You will not be able to do any actions, except for viewing data
  • "edit"  mode - You will need to provide your details for accessing remote locations. This means that you actually have to have access to remote location that allows you to access data and execute actions like - commenting, making transitions, and adding worklog to issues

    and then provide your access details for each source, where admin assigned you certain access level

If you don't want to see such board you can remove it from the list

Issue view screen

Clicking on the card will get you to to all details of the issue, right on the WatchTower board. If you really need to navigate to source Jira - link in the header is your option


Generating Work log Reports

(warning) Install Time Report for Remote Jira from Marketplace, a FREE extension to WatchTower, which enables you to build worklog reports for all members of your team from all added Jira instances.

Prerequisites 

In order to configure reports with Time Report for Remote Jira you need to have the following permissions for Cloud instances: 

Permissions required: Browse users and groups global permission. Anonymous calls or calls by users without the required permission return empty search results.

Configure Reports

    • Choose Lead Source to start linking users by their usernames; 
    • Map users by usernames, used in different Jira instances. Add as many users as you need;
    • (info) Note: For Cloud-based Jira, API user token for every user is required. 
    • Navigate to Reports tab on Board Configuration screen;


    • Go through Report configuration, outlined here;
    • Click Go to Board and Time Report button on WatchTower Board.

Types of Report Views

With Time Report for Remote Jira, you can generate two types of reports:

  • User by Day - A grid view of worklogs by user, source and project for a chosen period of time, broken down by day;


  • Issues by Source - A worklog report, sorted out by issues, projects and users.

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