Stories create Sub Tasks instead of Tasks

Michael Neumann December 19, 2023

Hello Everyone,

 

I am facing a problem where Stories always generate Sub Tasks instead of Tasks when a new Child Issue is created.

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I need it to create a task so that I have another level of Sub Tasks at my disposal.

Thanks for your help

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Antuan Sammak _ FusionTech Innovations
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December 19, 2023

Hi @Michael Neumann 

 

Story and Task are on the same level in Jira, so you cant have a Task linked to a Story as a child. 

I hope this addresses your question, and in case i got it wrong it would be great to elaborate more about the use case you are trying achieve.

 

regards,

Michael Neumann December 19, 2023

Thanks for clearing that up. I was under the impression that Tasks are children of Stories 

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December 19, 2023

They can be, but your admins have defined "Task" as the name of an issue type at the same level as story, so they are not sub-tasks in your system. 

That is actually the default in Jira, so it might not be a deliberate choice by your admins - Bugs, Tasks, Issues, Stories and so on are base-level issues, and then things like technical-tasks are sub-task types.  It is not uncommon to see people rename the default "task" to something else, or even remove it completely, so that they can then add "task" as a sub-task type.

Have a chat with your admins - if no-one is using "task" at that level, then they might be able to rename it and then create a new "task" type as a sub-task.  If not, then maybe go to them with a new name for a sub-task type that you would like to use  (One place I know uses "Task" and "task." - all of their sub-task types are lowercase, and their base-level issues capitalised.  I find it a bit clumsy, but it works for them)

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April 7, 2024

how and where to make that change ? 
I want the flow : EPIC --> story --> task
currently EPIC --> Story and EPIC --> Task

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April 7, 2024

Go to Admin -> issues -> issue types, find the extra EPIC issue type you have added and simply delete it (or rename it to something sensible that tells the user it's at the same level as story)

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