All of a sudden, at least not due to a reason I could find, some of my sub-tasks are showing up at the bottom of our sprint board in the "Issues without epics" section. The parent task/story has an Epic Link, but these sub-tasks do not seem to have inherited the epic association.
Unfortunately Jira has rigid controls around Epic Links on sub-tasks and I am not able to show this field in order to manually fix it.
See below screenshot showing some sub-taskss in the Issues without epics section, but other sub-tasks in their appropriate Epics.
What is the cause of this and how do I resolve it?
I answered this myself, but I thought I would post the resolution here to assist others.
The problem was due to the fact that the parent Story had been removed from the Sprint with the sub-tasks somehow staying on the Sprint. With the Story missing the sub-tasks had no parent task to be grouped under. The sub-tasks inherit their Epic Link from the parent task/story, therefor they were not able to be grouped under the parent which would have been grouped under the epic.
To fix it I located the Parent task and added it back to the Sprint. After doing this the sub-tasks moved to their appropriate parent task & epic on the board. See below screenshot:
I am using JIRA structure where the levels are Epic, User Story and Subtasks. The subtasks are listed below the correct parent, but additionally listed under "No Epic" as well as their parent is a User Story and not an Epic. Kindly help resolve.
Below are the generators i used
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