how to convert subtask to story

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how to convert subtask to story?

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simply move your issue to the same project but choose the story issue type. 

moving your issue can be done thanks to the 3 dots on the top right corner of your issue view and choose "Move". 



Hi matilda majed,

Sub-task issue -->view issue screen see more  options ---> select convert to issue.

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There will be a "convert sub-task to issue" option in the tools menu on the issue view (along with log work, attach, etc)

I cannot find "convert sub-task to issue" only change parent..


Do you have "create issue" rights in that project?

If you do, and you still don't have the option to convert sub-tasks to issues, then you'll need to ask your administrators to revert whatever it is they have done to remove it.

Or maybe need to use "Move Issue" instead of "Edit Issue" in bulk change wizard?

There's a problem with the new Issue View that Atlassian released a little while back. You just have to switch back to the classic issue-view and you should see it in the "More Actions" menu.

Thanks to @Joshua McManus for that answer; that's the solution. Bulk edit didn't work. Checking permissions didn't work. They literally broke "Change Issue Type" in the new JIRA.


But we're used to things being broken with JIRA, so it's okay, right?

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