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What is the proper way to link Portfolio Initiatives to JIRA Epics to maintain hierarchy chain

I have followed the instructions provided to add Initiative Issue type to both Portfolio and JIRA.  I have created 106 initiatives in JIRA and they are showing correctly in Portfolio etc.  When I link Epics to the Initiative they are not showing up as nested in portfolio at all.  Wondering if we are doing something wrong.  Where does the initiative link go?  1)Parent/Child linked issue? 2)Custom field exposed in JIRA Issue types for "Parent Link" 3)Somewhere else?  Please help so frustrated.  

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Hey Kristi,

The proper way to do this should be editing the "Parent Link" field on the Epics to the Initiatives.

Hope this helps,


Even if I added parent link, its still not showing correctly, it showing in portfolio as an Orphan, hre it is about Epics linked to initiative

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