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Can not create new issue type

Currently in my project we use Epic, bug, Incident and story as issue types. I am trying to create new issue type for task or sub task. I have administrator permission for Jira. I can not see create issue type option anywhere. The only available  option is edit/delete issue type. Can someone help?

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Hi @supriya deshmukh ,

is your project a company manged or team managed project?

If it is a company managed one you, as JIRA Admin, need to update the related issue type scheme ( otherwise as project admin (not JIRA Admin) you cann add a new issue type following this guide

Hope this helps,


@Fabio Racobaldo _Herzum_  mine is company managed project. Thanks I am trying to update issue types for my project.

you're welcome @supriya deshmukh 

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John M Funk Community Leader May 31, 2022

Hi Supriya,

What type of project are you using? If Company-managed, then go to Settings (gear icon) > Issues > Issue Type Schemes. 

Search for the Issue Type Scheme used by your project and edit it to add the Task and/or Sub-task issue types. 

Be sure to save it!

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