Can I block creating sub-tasks under the epic?

Hi Everyone

I would like block creating sub-tasks under the epic (More -> Create sub-task) but keep this functionality in stories/tasks. Is such configuration possible?

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Tarun Sapra Community Champion Nov 27, 2017

Pretty old question

Not supported out of box - https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-7990

Using script runner plugin you can put an condition in the "validation" phase of the create transition

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Answers-Developer-Questions/How-to-Restrict-Creation-of-Subtask-based-on-IssueType-in-JIRA/qaq-p/525797

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Nov 27, 2017

Also possible via some JS hacks to hide the "create sub-task" button, though I avoid writing JS.

Script runner seems to be acceptible since I want to use it for other purpose anyway but I guess that this will work post factum. So "Create sub-task" will be in "More" menu but after clicking it script will block it?

Is this JS hack possible within the Jira?

Tarun Sapra Community Champion Nov 28, 2017

Using script runner plugin, the script will be part of "validate" phase of the "create" transition thus, validation will execute after pressing the "create" button.

If you want a client side solution (though JS solutions arent always the cleanest) you can look into "behaviour module" of the scriptrunner plugin

https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/4.3.1/jira/behaviours-overview.html

Please accept/upvote answer if it works for you. Thanks.

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