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Adding a Parent Link to an EPIC issue


I have added another hierarchy (called "Initiative") and have followed the steps by adding the initiative issue type to my board and have also added it at the Level 1 hierarchy level above Epic in the Hierarchy organization screen.   I now need to add a Parent Link field to the screen that Epics use which will allow me to set the Epic as a child of the Initiative.  Does anyone have specific instructions for adding Parent Link field? 

Thanks very much

Kind Regards


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Prince Nyeche Community Leader Aug 27, 2020

Hi @Carolyn Barbierato 

Parent Link field is created automatically, please follow the below

  • Go to your Project Settings > Screens
  • Under the Epic issue type, click to add a field to the screen. Depending on if you've separated your Issue type screen scheme
  • Search for the Parent Link field and add it
  • Navigate to the Issue view and search for the Initiative under the Parent Link to associate it.



Hi Prince

That worked perfectly, thank you very much for your response.

Kind Regards


I have done all of the above steps and when I look at my parent link drop down it contains initiatves from other projects and portfolio features from other projects but none of my initiatives - is there a setting somewhere that I have missed?

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