How to make an issue type a children of an other issue type (like a story of an epic)?

Hi there,

is it possible to create an issuetype that is able to stand alone and as a child of an other issue type?
For example like the issue type "Story" you can create a Story as a stand alone issue or you can create a Story as a child (sub-task) of an epic.

Thanks a lot for your ideas.
Best regards,

1 answer

1 accepted

0 votes

No.  An issue type is either a parent type or a sub-task type.  The closest you can get is to have one of each with slightly different names, but it's still two types.

However, the relationship between Epic and Story is not issue/sub-task, it's a separate function.  You can (sort of) have Epic -> Story -> Subtask

Thank you. That's what I thought. But there was a little hope for a solution. May be I will recommend my coworkers to use linked issues instead.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

2,861 views 12 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot