Are you in the loop? Keep up with the latest by making sure you're subscribed to Community Announcements. Just click Watch and select Articles.

Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Is it possible to create an epic in epic or make a container for 2 or more epics?

Screenshot 2023-11-14 at 16.12.57.png

3 answers



A better way is to create an issue type having the level higher than Epic itself through hierarchy. Usually we will call it an 'Initiative'.


Documentation for reference: 

0 votes
Sanjog Sigdel
Community Leader
Community Leader
Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
Nov 17, 2023

Hello @bartlomiej_jochym  Welcome to the community.

Jira hierarchy for Issue types starts with EPIC -> Issue ->  Sub Tasks

For Standard and Premium versions of Jira you can only have these three hierarchy and categorize your tickets.  But yet you can obviously link an EPIC with another EPIC with status like:- Relates to or you can create a new status.


However if you go to the Enterprise Plan, you can add another hierarchy level above EPIC. CUrrently Initiative is the right word that is preferred in Jira above EPIC. This was you can have Initiative -> EPIC -> Issue ->  Sub Tasks 


Hope this is helpful.

I would recommend creating an issue type above an Epic in the hierarchy (like an Initiative) and adding the Parent Link field to the Epic screen to indicate that the parent of an Epic is an Initiative (or whichever issue type you created). The Parent Link field and the Epic Link field will be merged into the standalone Parent field soon (currently in beta). 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Site Admin
AUG Leaders

Atlassian Community Events