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How do I link a task to a story?  How do I add sub-tasks as an option?

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habib rahman
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Mar 20, 2023

Hi @Angelique Kim. My name is Habib I will do my best to answer your questions:

In Jira, you can link a task to a story by following these steps:

  1. Navigate to the issue you want to link to the story (e.g. the "task" issue).
  2. Under "More Actions" on the right-hand side of the screen, select "Link" from the dropdown and click on "Jira Issue".
  3. A popup window will appear where you can search for the story you want to link to using its key or a JQL query. Once you have found the story, click on the "Link" button to link the two issues together.

To add sub-tasks as an option, follow these steps:


  1. Open the story issue that you want to add sub-tasks to.
  2. Click the "More" button in the top right corner and select "Add Sub-task" from the dropdown menu.
  3. In the "Create Sub-task" dialog that appears, enter the details for the sub-task such as summary, description, and assignee, etc.
  4. Click "Create" to create the sub-task.
  5. The sub-task should now be linked to the story.

Note that your Jira configuration may require you to have the necessary permission to create sub-tasks or link issues. If you encounter any issues, you may need to request assistance from your administrator or Jira project lead.
In summary, you can easily link a task to a story in Jira by using the "Link" option, and you can add sub-tasks to a story by using the "Add Sub-task" option.
With these features, you can better organize and track work items in Jira, providing more visibility into the progress of your tasks and projects.

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