Jama Connect User Guide

Relationship Status Indicator

The Relationship Status Indicator shows how many relationships an item has, as well as whether those relationships meet the project's relationship rules.

The Relationship Status Indicator is visible in the Relationship button of the side toolbar, as well as in a column in List View (when configured). 

  • On the Relationships button, the number at the top represents how many upstream items are related to this item. The number at the bottom of the button shows the number of downstream items. If an item isn't in compliance with the relationship rules, it appears in red. Otherwise it is gray. 

  • In List View, you can hover over the red exclamation point to see how the item violates relationship rules.


An item might violate relationship rules in one of these situations: 

  • Orphan item — Item is missing a required upstream item. Adding a related upstream item resolves the error.

  • Missing coverage — Item is missing a required downstream item. Adding a related downstream item resolves this error.

  • Suspect — An upstream item has changed. After you're satisfied that the item isn't affected by that change, clearing the suspect link resolves this error.


If relationship rules haven't been applied to the project, an error appears only if the link is suspect.