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How to make Parent Link mandatory in Epics?


I have configured the portfolio hierarchy in Jira to set initiatives are parents of epics.

I have also enabled the Parent Link (locked) field in Epic screen. It is automatically populated with Initiatives.

I want to make the Parent Link field mandatory. How can I do it?

Please help. My hierarchy configuration looks as below:



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You cannot make Parent Link a mandatory field with Field Configuration but what you can do is, add a validator to check if Parent Link field has a value or not during a transition.

I've added a validator from Create Issue to Open transition.

Sadly, you're not going to get the red asterisk to show end-users that the field is required but you can add an error message to the validator which is shown if the user tries to create an Epic without Parent Link.

Again the downside of the error message is that its displayed on top of the Create Issue screen of your Epic and if the screen is long, you won't see the error unless you scroll up to see it :/.

Hopefully this helps your or others googling the same question!

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