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How to create epic as issue type without triggering ''A story should be part of an epic'' issue?


So I have added a new project and gave all issue types (story, Bug, Epic, Improvement, New Feature, Task, Sub-Task) their own workflow. In addition, some other settings: default field configuration are similair for all issue types but the screen linked to every issue type is somewhat different.


Here is come: when I create an epic in this new project, I have removed the EPIC LINK field in it. Then I try to create the ticket as EPIC but fails and triggers the issue '' A story should be part of an epic''. How is this possible since I am creating an EPIC not a STORY.

It does show me the following sub-notification under the chose Issue Type itself: ''Some issue types are unavailable due to incompatible field configuration and/or workflow associations.'' However, I don't know what this means and how to solve it. 


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Hi @s_vanleeuwen1 ,

could you please head over to the workflow currently in use for your 'Epic' issue type and check for validators being present at the initial 'Create' transition? If there is one provoking this message (probably requiring a value for the 'Epic link' field), please remove this one. However, ensure that this workflow is really only used for your Epics.


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