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Subtask based on parent issue type error

Super weird. This is my first time seeing this, but when I try to create a developer task (which is a subtask type), it is saying it has to be a subtask of a user story not a general parent task. Where can I change this setting? I had no idea it existed. In the Issue Type scheme it just says it's a sub-task type of issue but no restrictions on what the parent issue has to be. 

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This is not actually the issue-sub-task relationship.  If you can get to the "create sub-task" screen, it's already got that.

The error you are getting is because someone has added "user story" as a field on the "developer task" type and made it mandatory.

Short answer is you should remove the field or make it optional for the sub-tasks, but I would really want to question why it was added, as the user-story for a sub-task is always going to be the parent issue that it is part of.  It's a totally redundant field!

exactly my thoughts I think it was made required by accident not realizing it would affect all issue types

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here's a pic of the error


Hello @Andrea Robbins 

Is this a Team Managed project or a Company Managed project?

The way the error is presented suggests that "User Story" is a field that is required to be filled in rather than an error associated with connecting the sub-task to its parent issue. Can you take a look at the workflow for the sub-task issue type to see if there is a Validator on the Create transition? Also look at the Field Configuration to see if there is a "User Story" field that is required.

spot on, thank you! Someone had recently changed the user story field to be required in the field config. I changed it back to optional. 

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