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Can I change issue type from Epic to Story?

I see I can change an issue type from Epic to Sub-Task. Can I change the issue type to Story? Or do I need to delete and create a new issue as a story?

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Under Administration>Issues select "Issue Type Screen Schemes" and find the scheme associated with the project you are working in then click on configure. Does the Issue type Story have the same Screen Scheme as Epic? If so, then you should be able to just edit the issue type field in the issue (assuming you have permission). If the schemes are different then you can try using move.

In the issue there should be a "More" button. Click on the button and below "Convert to Sub-task" should be an option to "Move". You should be able to move the issue to story and choose what to do with fields that are present/required in one scheme and not the other. 

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@Jonny Adams 

What happens when an Epic has tasks or stories linked to it and the Epic is changed into a Story?

Are these stories moved to tasks / sub-tasks of the Story? or does they need to be re-added as sub-tasks?

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Thanks, Jonny, also worked for me!

Excellent. Thank you very much :-)

@emmanuelhas anyone answered your absolutely legitimate question?

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It seems Atlassian does not know the answer to that.

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