Blocking an Issue

This page shows how to block one issue with another issue in Google Issue Tracker.

When one issue blocks another, it means that the first issue should be resolved before the second one is resolved. Blocking is intended for tracking purposes only. Issue Tracker itself does not enforce blocking. An issue can be marked Fixed even if it has open issues blocking it.

The blocking feature is reciprocal. If you set one issue to block a second issue, the first appears in the Blocked By list of the second, while the second appears in the Blocking list of the first.

You must have Edit Issues permissions for the components that contain both issues in order to set the blocking relationship.

Set an issue to be blocked by another

To set an issue as blocked by another issue:

  1. Navigate to the issue that will block the other.

  2. Copy the issue ID.

    You can obtain the ID quickly using the i keyboard shortcut.

  3. Navigate to the issue that is to be blocked.

  4. In the Related Issues Tray near the top of the page, click Blocked By.

  5. In the Issue ID field, paste the ID of the blocking issue.

  6. Click Add Blocking Issue.

    If successful, Issue Tracker notifies you that the blocking issue has been added. For example:

    "19596671" added to Blocking Issues.

    The blocking issue then appears in the Blocked By list.

Set an issue to block another

To set an issue as blocking another issue:

  1. Navigate to the issue that is to be blocked.

  2. Copy the issue ID.

    You can obtain the ID quickly using the i keyboard shortcut.

  3. Navigate to the issue that will the block the other.

  4. In the Related Issues Tray near the top of the page, click Blocking.

  5. In the Issue ID field, paste the ID of the blocked issue.

  6. Click Add blocked Issue.

    If successful, Issue Tracker notifies you that the blocked issue has been added. For example:

    "19634500" added to Blocked Issues.

    The blocked issue then appears in the Blocking list.

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