Disabling subtask creation

Hello Everybody,

I want to figure out how to how to disable subtask creation for certian types (e.g. Bug). I'm not even sure if this is even possable. If there is a plugin for this that would be perfict but if anybody could help point me in the right direction on were to start i would be much apreciated.

Thank you for your time

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The solution we went with was this:

1. Disable the 'View Issue Ops Bar Create Subtask Link' module of the 'Issue Operations' system plugin.

2. Add a web-item to the operations-top-level section which looks something like this:

<web-item key="addnewfeaturebug" name="New Feature Bug Action" section="operations-top-level" weight="10">
        <label>Raise Bug</label>
        <context-provider class="com.ciboodle.jira.plugins.AddNewFeatureBugLinkProvider" />
        <link linkId="addnewfeaturebug_link">/secure/CreateSubTaskIssue.jspa?parentIssueId=$issue.id&pid=$pid&issuetype=$issueTypeId</link>
        <condition class="com.ciboodle.jira.plugins.IssueAllowsSubTasks" />

This creates a button on the View Issue screen of those issues which we have decided to permit sub-tasks for which when clicked goes to the URL to create a sub-task of a specified type linked to the current issue.

The context-provider class supplies the values for $issue, $issueTypeId and $pid. The condition class determines which issue type(s) get this button.

Very interesting I am going to give this a shot. Thank you for the info.

In case it isn't clear, the class 'IssueAllowsSubTasks' is an implementation of com.atlassian.plugin.web.Condition and 'AddNewFeatureBugLinkProvider' is an implementation of com.atlassian.jira.plugin.webfragment.contextproviders.AbstractJiraContextProvider.

The implementations are pretty trivial :-)

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 05, 2012

Hi Josh,

you have to create a new issue type scheme. In this scheme, you can enable all the types you want to allow for your projects. If you don't allow a subtask here, there is no subtask in your project.

After you have created this scheme, adjust it to your project. That's all.

Best regards


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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 05, 2012

Sorry, misunderstood your question. I have deleted my answer.

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 05, 2012

Hi Josh,

there's a quite old feature request for this: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-7990

Maybe you can vote for it

Best regards


Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jun 05, 2012

I've corrected the link. Copy and Paste added a tiny little dot after the link ;-)

Perfict it works now thank you!

When I clicked on the link it said it was deleted :( . thank you anyway

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