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Is There any way to create "Sub-Component" for a Project..?

Is There any way to create "Sub-Component" for a Project under a component (like a dependent component)

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That's not possible jira does not support hierarchical components, in my previous organization we used cascading select field to achieve this, we created a two level cascading select field first option list is same as component names but hidden by javascript, on component on change method set the value in first level which will automatically update options at second level.

i would like to assign default assignee for each items in the cascading select field first option list.

Is this Possible..?

I don't think that's possible by minor tweaks, as you would also need a place where you can define the assignment based on subcomponents IMHO it would be a lot of work to get it right, won't be possible by tweaking javascript.

if you're looking to assign to sub-components, short of a lot of coding work, I'd just use the components and use structured text to imply a kind of hierarchy...

MyMajorComponent-FirstSubComponent - Assignee=User1

MyMajorComponent-SecondSubComponent - Assignee=User2

MyOtherComponent-FirstSubComponent - Assignee=User3

It's less than perfect but it's workable

@MatthewC this is the approach I'm taking for managing Component hierarchy. I'm trying to minimize the use of Jira plugins and complexity.

@MatthewC  Can you please give more pointers on what exactly you did to add sub components. (where do I start?) 

@Joseph Philip all we're talking about here is to create your own naming convention that you use for Components field, with major/minor component levels separated by a delimiter (as @Matthew Cobby illustrated), and then search/parse/interpret the Components field accordingly in your workflows. In Matthew's example above, since:

MyMajorComponent-FirstSubComponent

MyMajorComponent-SecondSubComponent

MyOtherComponent-FirstSubComponent

are all distinct Components from Jira's perspective, they each have their own "Lead" as he's also indicated.

The main issue with this approach is in the reports. if you want to slice a chart based on components, there will be too much sliced because each component is split to at least 2. This issue is pretty massive, jira is complex but this basic functionality doesn't exist.. bummer

Not really I'm afraid.. or I just didn't find the correct way.

This addon doesn't appear as a field so you can't access it from the "open issue" screen.. thisis pretty useless I hope they'll get back to me I sent a ticket

Like eugenia_matushchenko likes this

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