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In the new Jira UI, how do I convert a story into a sub-task of another story?

I was used to converting a Story directly into a Sub-task of another existing story.

However, in the new Jira-UI, I only see how to convert ("move") a story into a task (or bug or epic), but not into a subtask.

Anybody knows how to do that now?

See screenshot:MoveJira.png

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Fazila Ashraf Community Leader Sep 03, 2018

Hi @Luca Naso



According to the documentation can't do this in the new issue view just yet



Hey@Fazila Ashraf, thank you for your prompt answer.

It's a pity that this feature is not available yet. I hope it will come asap.

Do you know if it is in roadmap?

Fazila Ashraf Community Leader Sep 04, 2018

Hi @Luca Naso

I do not know but you can watch the confluence page - to see what new changes they keep bringing to the new view   :)

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To update this Question, today as of March 4th, 2019, you CAN convert a Task or any type of issue into a sub-task, just by clicking the 3 dots (...) icon to the far right of the issue title and selecting MOVE. In the Move issue screen, you must select the sub-task (you got to have it enabled or added as an issue type in the project settings) issue type and follow the prompts to finish the process. That's it.

Fazila Ashraf Community Leader Mar 04, 2019

Thank you for updating :)

Hello @Martz

thanks for your answer. However, I have tried and I still do not see the "sub-task" target when converting an issue, i.e. when entering in the "move" menu.

Can you please share some screenshot?

Ditto.  In the Old View I can convert an issue into a sub-task or create a sub-task, but in the New View it only all allows you to Move it to a new project or new issue type, but not a sub-task.  

I was also looking to convert a sub-task into an issue and could not find a way to do that in the New View either.  Had to go to the Old View.

So while it's been painful, I have been trying to migrate myself to the New View, but without full functionality it's not a viable option.

Like Áron Bustya likes this

Atlassian deserves its own dedicated prize for doing stuff the most unnatural and as far from intuitive as possible. 

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