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I cant create a subtask

I Am trying to create subtasks however, I keep on getting: 

A subtask cannot be assigned to an epic.

Can someone please advise me on solving this issue

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Why are you trying to create sub-tasks on an Epic?  They're not intended to have sub-tasks, they're there for grouping stories together.

Not at all, I am in a task view,

My steps to reproduce:
1 - Beneath my Task name, there are 3 buttons, the middle one is to create a subtaskCapture.PNG
2 - This opens a text input underneath my description
3 - After completing this field, and It opens a modal when I click on CreateCapture2.PNGCapture2b.PNG

Ah, ok, you’re not trying to add subtasks to an epic.

You just have the epic-link field on the sub-task create screen.  Ideally, you should get an admin to remove it from the screen.  

But this is just a warning message, it's telling you that you can't link a sub-task to an Epic, and hence why it's not offering you the field.

You can't link sub-tasks to Epics because it's nonsense to do so - a sub-task is part of another issue, so it is logically already linked to an Epic by virtue of being part of its parent.

Thanks, I am the admin, I have removed it from the screen, However, if I click on create it says Field Epic Link is required.


I cant remove the required field of an epic link, What can I do?

Ah, good, I was going to say much the same in answer to your previous comment!

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