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Can't add Epic Link Field to Issue


I've read all the guides and questions online and can't seem to figure this out.

At my previous company, issues had an "epic link" field. Based on other posts, I assume that this is because they were "company managed projects".


I'm presently managing a "team managed" project, and neither I nor my Jira admin can add the "epic link" field to issues.

I've already created epic labels in the backlog screen.


I need this because it will allow me to track my non software tickets by themes.

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Hello @Yusuf Kappaya 

As @Jack Brickey said, the Epic Link field does not apply to Team Managed projects.

Additionally, Team Managed projects don't allow you to add the Parent field to the display to make that field directly editable. The ways to add a child story to an Epic are:

- create a new child issue as a Child Issue of an Epic by viewing the Epic and using the Add a Child Issue button.

- if the child issue has already been created...

-- From a board backlog screen, drag and drop the child issues from the backlog list to the Epic displayed in the Epic pane, or

-- While viewing the child issue click the Add Epic link that appears in the breadcrumbs at the top of the issue display.

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Dec 07, 2021

Epic link does not apply to TMP. There is the concept of Parent that more or less replaces it depending on your goal.


I've read a few articles now and haven't figured out the parent yet.

Is there a way for me to tag a "parent link" in the issue ticket?

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