Is it possible to have a sub-task of a sub-task?

I would like to create a sub-task of a sub-task. Is there an add-on that will help?

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No, it's not possible, but you can create a custom issue link type like "has subtask" / "is subtask of" and link your subtasks with it. This way you can build an parallel subtask hierarchy.

You can use "Condition / Validation on linked issues" and "Boolean condition / validator with math, date-time or text-string terms" of JIRA Workflow Toolbox to give consistency to this hierarchy and your workflows. For example, you can:

  • Avoid symmetric "is subtask of" relations, i.e., IssueA is subtask of IssueB and IssueB is subtask of IssueA
  • Prevent parent issue be resolved until all the subtasks have been resolved.


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