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Create another sub task under the Sub Task

In JIRA Work Management, i can create a Sub Task under Task as follows. But can't I create another sub task under the Sub Task? If I can, what should I do?



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You cannot create a Sub-task under a Sub-task, however, if you add "Epics" to your Issue Types for the project, you can create a Sub-task under a Task under an Epic.

Thank you. Another thing I'm curious about is, is it not possible to add more sub tasks after creating them with Epic?

You can add as many Sub-tasks as you need, but they will all fall under a Task.

Epic -> Task -> Sub-task


You cannot do Epic -> Task -> Sub-task -> Sub-task

(If you hover over the Task, the + symbol will appear)

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Thank you so much.

Lastly, what I was curious about is the lower level Sub Task as shown below.


Sorry for any confusion. All the Sub-tasks will be on the same level. A sub-task cannot have a work item below it.

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Yes, I see. I understand. Thank you for your support.

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Hannes Obweger - JXL for Jira
Marketplace Partner
Marketplace Partners provide apps and integrations available on the Atlassian Marketplace that extend the power of Atlassian products.
Oct 31, 2023

Hi @ks_hyeon

just to add to Joel's great answer: The only way to model something hierarchy levels below sub-tasks in Jira is through issue links. You can create any issue link between any two issues, so you can always do e.g. a is parent of / is child of issue link between one sub-task and another. 

The problem is that Jira doesn't naturally understand such issue link as a hierarchy level, so you won't see them nested in e.g. Jira Work Management's list view. There are, however, Marketplace apps that can help with this. E.g., my team and I work on an app named JXL for Jira in which you can configure custom issue hierarchies, based on Jira's built-in parent/child relationships, and/or based on issue links. This is how it looks in action:


Any questions just let me know,



That's great,

i will try to apply it.

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