Graphviz Diagrams for Jira has been retired and archived on the Atlassian Marketplace on December 26, 2023. Current customers and evaluators were informed of this change on September 27, 2023.

As per our earlier communication, the maintenance of the app has been stopped as of October 15, 2023. Please contact our support team if you have any opinions.

How to add links to Graphviz diagrams

This page explains in detail how to add external links to Graphviz diagrams in a Jira issue.


In the intended Jira issue:

  1. Click Graphviz from the menu options to see the Graphviz for Jira section.
  2. Click Graphviz from the menu options again or Add a Graphviz diagram in the Graphviz for Jira section to navigate to the Graphviz Diagrams for Jira window for further edits:
  3. Enter the following in the Graphviz Diagrams for Jira window:

    • Create diagram from: Select Create a new diagram from scratch.
    • Content: Enter the following

      digraph {
      	node [shape=record, fontname=Helvetica, fontsize=10];
      	a [label=Graphviz]
      	b [ label="Download the app" color=blue URL=""];
      	c [ label="Documentation" color=blue URL=""];
      	a -> b [ arrowhead="open", style="dashed" ];
      	a -> c [ arrowhead="open", style="dashed" ];

      Use the URL (or href) attribute in the DOT code to mention the link to the intended website or Confluence page. This results in a clickable text link in the output diagram.

    • Layout: dot
    • Graphviz output attachment name: Nil.
  4. Click Save to save the input values. The generated output is displayed as:

    When you hover over the text in the diagram, a clickable link is displayed, which when clicked navigates you to the respective URL.

The steps mentioned here are for the new Jira issue view. If you are using the old Jira issue view, replace step 1 and 2 with the following:

Click Add a Graphviz diagram in the Graphviz for Jira section to navigate to the Graphviz Diagrams for Jira window for further edits.

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