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Display a subtask in several issues

I am wondering if it is possible to accociate a subtask to several issues? I would rather not link/clone the subtask to other issues but display the same subtask within several issues in the subtask area.

My question is related to following use-case:

The homepage of a webshop should be planned within Jira. The content of the homepage changes on a daily basis so the idea is to create an issue for each day. All content areas of the homepage are handled within the issue as an own subtask. But some content areas will stay on the homepage for more than one day. So it would be great if those subtasks would for example occur in the issue homepageplanning July 14 and issue homepageplanning July 15.

Any help is much appreciated.


Thanks a lot


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No, a subtask belongs to a single parent.  Your use case is fine, but it feels like it has been reflected in JIRA really badly - the content areas sound like components, and "make change to X" should be a new discrete subtask every time you need to change it.

Thanks Nic. So unfortunately it seems I have to work with the linking/cloning functionality.

Yes. It's a bit of a nonsense to have a sub-task belong to more than one parent. They're for breaking up parents into more discrete pieces.

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Maybe you could use versions instead.

Each day would be a separate version and then each issue can belong to multiple versions. That way you can plan the versions a long time ahead. Re-use issues at a later stage etc.

You could use the version view to see your coming week where you have items left to be created etc. Once done then release the version to remove it from being seen. 

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