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How can we make epic/parent mandatory upon creation of a issue in JIRA in a team managed software ?

Himani March 13, 2024

I want all of my issues to be linked to some epic, so that no issue is unaccounted.

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Pieter Helsen March 13, 2024


This isn't necessarily a Product Discovery question, but I'll try to answer. 

There are two ways of making fields mandatory:

  • As part of a validator during a workflow transition (i.e. from To Do to In Progress)
  • As a mandatory field (upon creation)

It looks to me you would like to do the second, but unfortunately, that is not possible for the Parent field specifically. The workaround is to change your workflow and add a validator on the Create transition that checks if the field is empty.

More information is available here: Configure advanced issue workflows | Atlassian Support


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March 13, 2024

Hi @Himani ,

Peter has some good info. And yes, this sounds like a Jira question (not Jira Product Discovery).

I would add that in a team managed project, you'll want to make sure the field for the epic name is active, and in a Team Managed Project, the field is titled "parent name" in the field chooser.

Also, you can utilize Automation to send a notification if an issue is created with a blank epic. This, combined with some team education, is another route to take.


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Himani March 29, 2024
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