How can I expose the 'parent' or 'epic' link field in Jira Work Manager?

Erick Crowell January 20, 2023

How can I expose the 'parent' or 'epic' link field in Jira Work Manager?

 

Today I cannot seem to add the 'Parent Link' or 'Epic Link' fields to tasks in Jira Work Manager, therefore I cannot navigate from Child to Parent in the tool. 

 

 How can this be enabled, configured ?

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Jack Brickey
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January 20, 2023

Hi @Erick Crowell ,

where are you wanting to expose? You can add Epic Link to your view screen as illustrated below...

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Erick Crowell January 24, 2023

These instructions are for 'Jira Software' not 'Jira Work Management' tool which is like a Jira lite type product.   My question is how can I make this change in that tool?

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January 24, 2023

Hi @Erick Crowell , So the instructions apply to my Business project not software project. With that said, if you only have JWM, things could admittedly be different. However, I am a bit surprised if the above did not work for you.

I guess if you could share more about what you are seeing, it would help me help you further. For example:

  • Have you added the Epic as an issue type?
  • When you go to the project settings > screens and try to add Epic link what do you experience?
Erick Crowell January 30, 2023

Hey .. As an experienced Jira admin myself I am also confused. 

In a nut-shell, Jira Work Manager does not expose 'Screen Schemes' used by projects, so you cannot add fields that are missing. 

So I cannot figure how to add the field to the layout.   

 

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Zoe Cratchley
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April 21, 2023

Hey - I'm also having this issue with Jira Work Management, did anyone manage to work out a solution to this or how to add the Epic link to the issues?

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Rachael Axtman September 28, 2023

I am also having this issue - @Zoe Cratchley I posted something to the community so if I find out more I'll let you know. 

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Perry Lloyd Gollo
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November 3, 2023

+1 this is an issue for me

Alexandra Wayne Harper April 15, 2024

+1 for me - I want to see the parent in list view as its own column

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