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Creating task under the Story

Hi, Just wondering if there is a way to structure Story/Task/Sub-Task relationship?

At the moment when creating a Story, I can only create Sub-Task. Can I structure so that under the Story, I could create Task and under the Task, would be a Sub-Task?


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John M Funk Community Leader Jun 09, 2022

Hi Simonas,

No, you will not be able to create that structure in Jira. Task and Story function at the same level and cannot be children of each other. 

To add (a little) to what John said, you cannot with Jira out-of-the-box. However, if this a requirement for you nonetheless, it can be done with an Atlassian Marketplace app (apps that add additional functionality to Jira).

If this is the case for you head over to the Atlassian Marketplace and try searching for Jira apps, on cloud, that offer "custom hierarchies."

Hope this helps.


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Hi @Simonas Murauskas ,

Jira has 3 issue types like Epic, Base, Subtask.

Task and story both are base issue types (standard issue types).

As per my knowledge, you can create same issue type (base type) request under other base issue type. like you can't create story under task or task under story like that. 

EPIC --> Base or standard issue type --> subtask

Out of the box, you can create base issue type under epic and subtask and base issue type.

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