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When I delete a parent issue any children of that issue can also be deleted in Jira?

Our project has many tasks and associated sub-tasks. I expect when i delete the parent issue/task, all his associated child issue/tasks be deleted.

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Hello Shadish,

By default, all associated sub-tasks are deleted together when you click to delete the parent issue.

There's a warning pop-up informing this when you click to delete the issue:

Screen Shot 2019-04-30 at 19.31.00.png

Let us know if you have any other questions. :)

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Payne Community Leader May 01, 2019

Note that the general consensus among folks here on the forum is not to delete issues, as doing so can come back to bite you in many ways. Instead, close them with an appropriate resolution (Canceled, Deleted, etc.) As it applies to your particular question, though, you will need to create a post function to close the subtasks. We use the JMWE "Transition Linked Issues" post function for this purpose.

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