When will epic-links be replaced by parent-links in Jira Data Center

Thomas Mitchell
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March 7, 2024

It appears that the transition from using epic-links to using parent-links to represent parent-child relationships from base items (stories, bugs, etc.) to Epics has been implemented in the Jira Cloud version... as-of Q3 or Q4 of 2023.

Is this change available in the Jira Data Center version yet?   If not, when will it be available in Data Center? 

 

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Florian Bonniec
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March 8, 2024

Hi @Thomas Mitchell 

 

I do not think it's plan to do it on Data Center, at least not yet.

If you want you can already replaced Epic Link by Parent Link, Parent Link will not display Epic only but any type based on the configuration you have for Advanced Roadmap in Hierarchy Level.

 

Reagdrs

 

 

Thomas Mitchell
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March 8, 2024

Thanks for responding @Florian Bonniec 

I have begun to use parent-link, sort-of like you suggest.   We are definitely making more robust use of a customized hierarchy and new issue-types configured there-in... i.e., much to our benefit.   

We'll just continue to work-around the anomalies that we encounter for now.  

Maybe one day the epic-link to parent-link update will come to the Data Center version.  Keeping my fingers crossed... but will not hold my breath ;-) 

Very Best Regards, TM

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