How can we create tasks and subtasks that extend into multiple projects?

I have a task XXX-100

This task has many subtasks as a part of the project.

A few of the sub-tasks involve tasks to be done in separate projects

So I have Subtask xxx-101, xxx-102, xxx-103

I want to add subtask yyy-200 and zzz-300 (yyy and zzz pertain to separate JIRA projects

I get the error that subtask have to exist within the same project and so I cannot convert those yyy and zzz tickets as subtasks under xxx-100 for tracking and workflow

Technically, the yyy and zzz tasks should not be xxx because they fall under a different areas of responsibilty (eg: xxx is Application Development, yyy is DataWarehous & zzz is Infrastructure)

Can we enable JIRA to allow tickets from separate projects to be subtasks under another project?

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Dec 06, 2012
Hi Joseph,"

Short Answer: no

Longer Answer: no, but here's how we handle this: we create a subtask on xxx, make a copy of this task, move this copy into yyy and link them. This is not very elegant, but it works more or less.

Hope this helps

Cheers

Thomas

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Subtasks should be in the same project. You can create another tasks in the different projects and link them together using JIRA's linking feature. Will that help?

You just need a good link name for this I guess!

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