Learn how issue boards automate your issues and pull requests.
The issue board is a powerful tool to help you manage your issues and pull requests. It's a real-time view of your issues and pull requests, with a simple drag and drop interface to move them between columns.
A board is based on pre-defined statuses: Triage Backlog Todo In Progress In Review Done Released Cancelled.
Once your repositories are imported into Volta, you can navigate to any repository from the aside or command palette to access its issue board.
By default after an import, all open issues will be added to the Triage column, except for issues that are linked to open pull requests, those will be added to the In Progress or In Review column depending on the pull request state.
Even if Volta imports all your issues and pull requests from GitHub, you will only see the ones that are
open or already have a status in the board.
You can also navigate to the
Issues tab to view your personal board. User boards are a little different from repositories as they will show you issues that you're assigned, pull requests that you're the author of or requested as a reviewer.
This also works for any user, you will only see issues from repositories you're also a maintainer of. You can navigate to any user's board through the command palette or through url with usernames, ex: https://volta.net/Atinux.
Like on GitHub, you can link a pull request to an issue by using a supported keyword in the pull request's description:
The syntax for closing keywords depends on whether the issue is in the same repository as the pull request:
Closes #10to close issue
10in the same repository
Fixes volta-net/feeedback#10to close issue
Resolves volta-net/feeedback#10, resolves #20to close issue
volta-net/feeedbackrepository and issue
20in the same repository
When merging the pull request, GitHub will close the referenced issues. Volta will automatically move the referenced issues to the Done status but only if all the pull requests linked to the issue are merged.
To unlink an issue that you linked using a keyword, you must edit the pull request description to remove the keyword.
You can also use closing keywords in a commit message. The issue will be closed when the commit is pushed to the default branch.
Thanks to our GitHub app and real-time sync with GitHub, Volta can automatically move issues and pull requests between columns:Triage
We also synchronize the state of the issue on GitHub when you move it on the board:
You can hide linked pull requests that are locked in the Triage column by going to the modal (click on your avatar or press ,) and .
You can hide a column by clicking on the button on the top right of each list. Also, a button is available on every board page to quickly select which columns you want to see.
You can drag and drop issues and pull requests between columns to move them, you can also drag and drop issues vertically within a column to reorder your issues. Except for linked pull requests locked into the Triage column that you can only drag vertically.
You can archive closed issues by clicking on the button on the top right of each list. If the issue is reopened, it will be automatically unarchived and will then reappear in the board.
When you archive issues, you will not be able to see them on the board anymore. However, you can still access them through url.A search feature will be added in the command menu to find archived issues soon.
Filter issues by almost any property by clicking on the button above the board.
You can also quickly filter by
label by clicking on or badges for example.