Author Archives: Mariya Davydova

About Mariya Davydova

Mariya Davydova is YouTrack Developer Advocate at JetBrains. Her professional interests include issue tracking as well as machine learning and artificial intelligence. Apart from work, she is an experienced needlewoman and a loving wife and mom.

Make It Workflow — Part 12: Storing Data between Workflow Runs

Every now and then the question as to whether it is possible to store data between workflow executions comes up. For example, when a team lead wants to show an informational message to the entire team, once to each person. … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 11: Updating Batches of Issues

I’m happy to announce that after almost a year-long break I’m back with the “Make It Workflow” series. Back then, we published a whole load of posts dedicated to talking you through various YouTrack usage scenarios and how to set … Continue reading

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State of YouTrack Workflow APIs

Some time ago we wrote that support for legacy workflows would cease in YouTrack 2019.1. By “legacy” workflows we mean those written in the old Workflow Editor, which was an external application discontinued in version 2018.3. We see that some … Continue reading

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Xodus-DNQ: What is it?

Some time ago, JetBrains released and open-sourced the Xodus-DNQ project. Xodus-DNQ is a Kotlin library that contains a data definition language and queries for Xodus. Xodus is a transactional, schema-less, embedded database that is written in Java and is also … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 9: Broadcasting Bulletins

In previous posts, we have described improvements for popular use cases that you would expect to be supported in an issue tracker. In addition to standard features like time tracking and helpdesk automation, YouTrack is capable of supporting really unusual … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 8: Helping the Helpdesk

Many organizations use an issue tracker to support their helpdesk. YouTrack provides tools that let you communicate with your customers by email without creating accounts for every user. In this post, we describe how workflows help you further improve helpdesk … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 7: Generating Time Reports

In our previous post, we took a look at the Time Tracking feature and showed you how to use workflows to make sure that your colleagues add work items properly (that is, avoid cheating). In this post, we describe how … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 6: Tracking Spent Time

Welcome back to our Make It Workflow series! In previous posts, we described solutions to problems like how to shield your issues from spying eyes and strategies for streamlining issue creation. From here on out, we’ll look at workflows that … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 5: Propagating Values Between Issues

Over the last month, we have investigated various aspects of the issue lifecycle. We described how to set up granular read and write access for existing issues, how to streamline issue creation, and even how to generate issues automatically. If … Continue reading

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Make It Workflow — Part 4: Generating New Issues

Last week, we shared a few tips for streamlining issue reporting. The goal was to improve the simplicity and accuracy of issue creation for your team and for your customers. In this article, we take it one step further. Imagine … Continue reading

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