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I want to create a Structure with Components that will have Epics and Userstories in hiererchy

Please can any one help on how to create a Structure based on Components which will be followed by Epics then user stories and subtask.


Do I need to use any JQL query for this , if yes what is that please guide.


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Danny Community Leader Jan 04, 2020

Hi @Sourav Bhatta

Components are great for for structuring a project for two reasons in my opinion; 

  1. They help to further breakdown work within projects, such a department teams (HR, Legal, iOS), project layers (data, UI, logic, business).  
  2. Components can have ownership by individuals, there can be a 1:1 mapping for a component to one jira user. Great if you want to give a certain aspect to an Subject Matter Expert. 

It really depends on the jira project itself and what you are using the project to create/solve. 

Let me know your thoughts and we can discuss this further.



Hi @Danny , thanks for the reply, I am looking for hierarchy under JIRA Add In "Structure" which will have the Parent as Component and the Child as Epic followed by User stories and subtask.

Something like this :

Component>> EPIC>>User story>>Sub Task

When I create a the structure with component I cant see the Epics having the children in a hierarchical format rolling under it.

Hope I am able to explain my requirement. 




Hi @Sourav Bhatta ,

If I understood the use-case correctly, we should be able to achieve your goal by doing the following:

1. Populate the hierarchy top-level by inserting the epics first.

Automation > + > Insert > JQL/Text Query...

JQL Query example: project = xxx and issuetype = epic

2. Pull in the stories that belong to each epic by using the Stories under Epics extender.

Automation > + > Extend > Stories under Epics...

3. Use the Sub-Task extender to pull in the sub-tasks underneath the stories.

Automation > + > Extend > + > Sub-tasks...

4. Group by Components

Automation > + > Group > Components

Let me know if the above was helpful.


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