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"Epic link" field missing in Cloud version


I'm used to the Server version where there is a field "Epic Link" under "Custom" when I click "Configure Fields" button with Gear icon in "Edit Issue" view.  This is where you select which fields to display when creating a new issue.

I can't find this field in the Cloud version which I've just started using:



How can I add this field so I can assign an issue to the correct epic at time of creation?




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Are Epics available in your system?  And what type of issue is "task" here - is it a story-level type or a sub-task type?  Also, what type of project are you in, company-managed or team-managed (it should tell you at the bottom left, in the options panel)

Yes, Epics are available: 


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I'm talking about a "Task".  Thanks for the fast reply.

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You should go to your project settings > screens and add that field instead.

That's one of the first things I tried:

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You can see that "Epic link" shows up as enabled on the Standard screen.  Any other suggestions linked to "screen" settings?


Thanks for the fast reply

Your project is a team-managed project, so you don't have multiple screens. Epic Link works differently on such project, you will need to add the issue to a Parent after creation by visiting the issue and click on add epic.


Thanks, I found that link.  It just seemed such a cumbersome way of adding an issue - multiple steps and clicks.


What is "team managed", and what are my other options?  If there is one where this is not a problem, I'll switch to that.


Thanks in advance

Team-managed (Next-gen) projects are what they say they are - their configuration is managed by the team that owns the project, and the configuration stays local to that project.  Server Jira does not have team-managed projects, only company-managed.

Your alternative is company-managed projects, configured mainly by Jira admins, and intended for teams that are going to work closely together in similar ways and therefore should be sharing a lot of their configurations.

Thanks Nic.  Given the arm wrestling I've done with admins to get even small changes made, that sounds like a philosophy straight from heaven.  What I can't wrap my head around is that the actual implementation kills the  logical and simple "press C, fill the form top to bottom, and submit" workflow.  I'm sure lots of testing and pivoting took place and that this works for the majority of other users.  I'll figure out the intended workflow sequence and adapt my way of work.

Thanks for your answer and education :-)

Kind regards


I cannot find the "screens" panel. I too do not have epic link as a field and would like to add to issue types. Please help.


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