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Create Parent/Child Link When Converting Subtask to Task

Is there a way to automatically create a parent/child link to the parent task when converting a subtask to a task?  I want to keep the relationship between the subtask and its parent task but need to convert the subtasks so that I can move them to a different project.

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@Shelli just wondering if you found a solution for this? We are looking for the same. Need to convert some subtasks to tasks but want them to remain linked to the parent issue.

Hi @Dan Moore , did you find any solution for that?


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Mike Rathwell Community Leader Mar 22, 2019

Hi @Shelli 

When you make a sub-task, it's automagically related to its parent. Other issue types aren't. However, you can use any of the existing (or create a new one) link types to link the two tickets. It won't be a "parent/sub" relationship but all the links have an inward and an outward direction so you can have it outward toward what used to be the child task.


I know the difference between tasks/sub-tasks and links.  What I'm looking for is a way to automatically create a link when I convert a sub-task to a task.

Hi @Shelli did you find a solution for that?

I am wondering this as well. Has anyone found a solution to this yet?

We were actually looking for the same - and as far as we found only using scripts (e.g. with Scriptrunner) to fully automate this behavior.

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