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SubTasks showing as "Issues without Epics" on Kanban Board...any way around this?

I like using epics as swimlanes for my Kanban board. BUT subtasks always show up as "Issues without Epics" even when their Main Task IS assigned to an Epic. Any way around that?

You can't assign an epic directly to a subtask. And I know I could convert them to full tasks, but many really are not full-fledged tasks but rather pieces.

But with them not showing in the right swimlane, they're easy to lose sight of.

 

Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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I might have found the issue.

If you use Epics as swimlanes on a kanban board and all issuestypes, like; Story, Task, etc.., are linked to a parent.

All seems fine even using quick filters and/or a specific user (myself).

The problem starts when sub-tasks are assigned to other people than the assignee of the parent task.

Then you get the strange result that those sub-tasks end up showing under "Issues without Epics"

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I might have found the issue.

If you use Epics as swimlanes on a kanban board and all issuestypes, like; Story, Task, etc.., are linked to a parent.

All seems fine even using quick filters and/or a specific user (myself).

The problem starts when sub-tasks are assigned to other people than the assignee of the parent task.

Then you get the strange result that those sub-tasks end up showing under "Issues without Epics"

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Make sure you flag this affects you in this issue: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWCLOUD-16752

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Hmmmm...

On my JIRA without much modification/plugins, it does show the Sub-tasks under the right Epic swimlane. Sub-tasks always take the Epic of it's Parent task (if there's an existing Epic-Link on the parent).

That's what I would have assumed. is there a setting at the project level that controls that "inheritance"?

I'm not quite sure, but I've found this open bug in the Atlassian backlog :

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWSERVER-10683

Could that be your problem?

Hmmm...I don't recall filtering out or hiding parent issues, but I will certainly double-check.  Thanks!

I know this is old but I found this issue and it helped me understand what was happening. 

When I filter the board for "Only my issues" the Stories/Tasks assigned to other people disappear so my SubTasks show up as "Issues without Epics". 

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This is the JSWSERVER issue for this behavior:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWSERVER-11823

I just contacted Jira support to open a related issue for JSWCLOUD

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