Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Can we have both Epic and Stories in same board as Parent Child relationship ?


> If we add epic and story in same Jira board, Epics are visible 1st and then stories are visible.

Example - 

Epic1: having 2 stories as 1.0, 1.1

Epic 2: having 3 stories as 2.0, 2.1, 2.2

I want visibility like Parent child relationship in Jira board as: 

Epic 1 

story 1.0

story 1.1


Epic 2

story 2.0


Story 2.2


> And when we move all child stories from one stage to another stage, the parent Epic will be moved automatically to next stage.

> Estimation in all child stories to display in Parent Epic, similar to: estimation in sub task used to sum in story level.


To achieve these, what should I do? Is it achievable ?


Raja Nepolion Nandy

Scrum Master & Consultant.





1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes
Answer accepted

Sorting is not possible that way. It only works for tasks and subtask to „frame“ the issues. The order of tasks on a board is determined by their rank. You can modify the rank implicitly by shoveling the issues around via drag and drop. You should not try to modify the rank field explicitly with some script.

But you can enable the EPICS-Panel in your board configuration. The epics will then be not shown at all on the board but on a separate area on the left side.

Automatic transition of an epic can be achieved with the automation plugin. It did something similar and it worked well. 

Adding up some values is something I have never tried. It might be possible with the automation plugin but I doubt it. 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published in Confluence

An update on Confluence Cloud customer feedback – June 2022

Hi everyone, We’re always looking at how to improve Confluence and customer feedback plays an important role in making sure we're investing in the areas that will bring the most value to the most c...

159 views 1 3
Read article

Community Events

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find an event

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.

Host an event

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events

Events near you