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How can I mark User Story as Done without first having to complete its associated Sub-Task?

Hi Team

 

How can I mark User Story as Done without first having to complete its associated Sub-Task?

 

Thank you!!

2 answers

You can't and should not.

A sub-task is part of a story - how can something be complete when part of it is not?  By definition it's not finished if part of it still needs doing.

If you genuinely have a done story with sub-tasks that are not done, then your sub-tasks are clearly not part of the story and should be stories or belong to the story they are actually part of.

Basically, your question is screaming "my data and/or process is wrong"

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Prince Nyeche Community Leader Nov 24, 2020

Hi @aokeeffe_guidewire_com 

Basically you can do that manually from the UI by changing the status to "Done" or "Closed" - depending on which status you have on your workflow. The question here is why complete the story first before any sub_task is done? As sub_task are broken task of a parent Issue. So, if you're going towards that angle, then do not use sub_task and simply just have stories alone. However if it is a one off thing, Jira doesn't restrict how your usage goes into account. it allows you to perform such action at will.

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