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Sub-tasks vs Child issues ?

In the Next-gen projects in the Jira cloud, we have sub-tasks and Child issues. Does anyone have any preference for using those? 

I see that we cannot have child issues blocking tasks, unlike subtasks. Both subtasks and child issues are not shown on board. 

Any insights are appreciated!



Did you check the board setting > Column management (column constraint)?  It happens to me before on company managed projects but assume it's the same for yours.

Sub-tasks and child tasks are the same thing. You can view the sub-tasks on the board using the group by drop down:


team managed sub-task.jpg

Not sure what you mean by "we cannot have child issues blocking tasks" - you would normally link tasks with a  blocks / is blocked by link, and you can do this with sub-tasks:

team managed links.jpg

Note also that next gen is now called team managed, so use the latter to search the documentation.


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