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How Can I convert two or more tasks in sub-task?


I know how I can convert one by one task in a sub-task. But could I do that for two or more tasks in one action?


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Ignacio Pulgar Community Leader Jun 01, 2016

Yes, you can convert multiple tasks into subtasks:

For doing so, perform a search > bulk change > Move Issues.

It is a little bit difficult to find, as logic seems to say that it should be categorized as an Edit Issues operation instead.

Hope it helps.


I have created 35 Tasks they all have the same status (to do) and no other tags i can filter with. I want to perform a bulkchange to subtask on 15 of them. when i filter "to do" all 35 are showing without an option to select the 15 tasks I actually want to convert into subtasks.

How can I achieve this?

You can always just search for them by the issue key specifically and select them or give them a tag to search on.  A little bit of an effort to type them all in but for just 15 issues its not that bad.

Step 1: Search for the tickets from issues -> search for issues

Step 2: Select search criteria

Step 3: After getting the desired tickets list, click on three dots at the right corner and select move

Step 4: In next step follow the instruction to convert ticket to sub task.


Unfortunately, not OTTB sad. I haven't tried scripting but I imagine it could be possible.

To have multiple issues converted to sub-task, you can use Bulk Operations. Please note that when converting multiple issues, all of them will share the same parent issue.

  1. Go to the issue navigator and query for the tasks you want to convert.
  2. Click Actions > Bulk change.
  3. Select "Move Issues.
  4. Finally, select the project, issue-type and parent. 
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