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The Jira Project Management template does not natively allow Epics. I'd like to add it. I've found a way to make it appear, but it doesn't function as I would want.
This give you option to choose "Epic" when you click the create button. But it will not work because it requires Epic Name as a field. That problem is reported and partially solved here: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-questions/Cannot-create-Epic/qaq-p/707042 I believe it is incomplete, so to further solve this problem
Now "Epic Name" should appear as a required field when you create an Epic.
1. In list view, you can create tasks that are under an epic you created. As soon as you refresh the page, it doesn't nest underneath the epic anymore.
2. In other boards, you don't need to define "Summary" and an "Epic Name". This is duplicate effort.
Thanks for the help,
Hello @Edward Young
Welcome to the community.
The problem with issues not staying nested under the Epic is a known issue. You can watch that issue here:
Concerning your second issue, what are you referencing for "other boards"? Are you referencing Company Managed projects or Team Managed projects?
Summary and Epic Name are currently both required for Epic issues within Company Managed projects. Epic Name is not required for Epic issues within Team Managed projects. Atlassian is currently working on realigning this so that Epics are the same for both types of projects. That is discussed here:
Thanks @Trudy Claspill . It looks like a fix has been rolled out. https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JWMCLOUD-266?focusedCommentId=3186048&page=com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.issuetabpanels%3Acomment-tabpanel#comment-3186048
Who do I get in contact with to deploy it on my instance of Jira?
Is there still a way to request this fix? We are having this issue on our boards. Unfortunately, when I try to reach out to Atlassian using the link above, I get redirected to the community boards.
Welcome to the Atlassian community.
Are you on a Free plan or a paid plan?
Using the support link I provided works for Jira Administrators on paid plans. Those on Free plans are not entitled to direct Atlassian support.
Additionally, I believe the fix has been rolled out. The need to request it was only prior to final roll out.
If you are encountering what you think is the same problem, can you start a new Question and provide details about your environment/situation? Include a link to this existing post if you think you problem is the same as the one discussed here.
We are on a paid plan, and I am a Jira administrator, but not an Atlassian administrator, which is most likely needed to send a support request.
I've continued working with the JWM lists and have noticed quite erratic behaviour when expanding epics. When expanding an epic, it will often "transform itself" to a task and not list that tasks linked to the epic.
I'm going to setup a new test project, with dummy data. If I still get the behavior, I will post a new questions.