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What is the relation between Epic and subtasks ?

Hello all,

I'd like to sum up in an Epic the time logged in tasks in this Epic, but it seems it's not possible, is that right ?

However it seems that time logged in subtasks can be summed in Epic:

Capture d’écran 2021-12-20 181343.png

But I'm not able to find how to add a subtask to an EPIC, even though I know it is possible:

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Any idea please ?

Thanks in advance for your help !

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John Funk Community Leader Dec 20, 2021

Hi Pierre,

It seems this is a bug for Epics. You can vote for and follow the request here:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JSWCLOUD-17407

Thanks a lot @John Funk ! Indeed it seems related.

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Ok I just found out an answer here : https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-questions/How-To-Display-Subtasks-on-Epic/qaq-p/1500467

So TS-964 was a task converted into an EPIC, that's why subtask section is still displayed.

But I still don't understand what this "Include subtasks" option is for...

 

Here is what I see in a new EPIC.

Capture d’écran 2021-12-20 185922.png

 

And in this Epic I've a task with this time tracking section:

Capture d’écran 2021-12-20 190304.png

Seems normal since I've also created a subtask in which I logged 5days.

 

But the question is why Epic time tracking section remains empty even though "Include subtasks" option is selected ?

Is this option a bug or a leftover of the time when subtasks could be linked to epics ?

 

And also why don't we have the "Include tasks" option available in Epic time loggin section ?  It would be so useful to me !

Thanks in advance for your help ! :)

John Funk Community Leader Dec 29, 2021

This is all probably a bug from when you moved the task to an Epic. Sub-tasks don't directly roll up under Epics, so I wouldn't expect Epics to include time directly from Sub-tasks. 

However, are the Sub-tasks not linked to a Task? Is that option selected to roll the time for the Sub-tasks up to the Task? And is that working? Or are the Sub-tasks just orphans now? 

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