Can you add the Checklists fields to Subtasks?

I understand that this plugin is to replace the need for sub-tasks. However I have some sub-tasks that I would like to essentially add another level to and this checklist plugin would be ideal.

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Hi Chris:  There is an add-on that cost $75 – I have never used it but it is available to you.  Hope this is helpful.

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Checklist allows you to simplify your workflow via the creations of To Do lists directly in a JIRA issue. With its built-in statuses, Checklist saves you from the complexity of using sub-tasks to track what is important to you and your business.

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Checklists are not there to "replace subtasks" - a checklist is a list of things to tick off.  A sub-task is a piece of work that helps you break down an issue so that it can be assigned to different people and/or represented as a discrete chunk of effort.  There are cases where people use subtasks as though they are a checklist of course.

Think of a holiday - contents of your suitcase would be best handled with a checklist, but they're useless for the book taxi, flights, hotel etc, when those are to be done by different people - that's clearly subtasks.

Anyway, the checklist fields are just fields, like any other custom field in JIRA - you can therefore use them on any issue type, and you do it the same way - add the fields, put them on screens.

To go back to the holiday analogy - you might have a subtask for each person going of "pack".  And each of those includes a checklist of things to remind them to include.

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Hi Chris,

Like @Nic Brough [Adaptavist] mentioned, Checklist is simply a customfield and as such you should be able to add it to a subtask.

Yves

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