Subtask's component doesn't match with parent's

We have an epic has many subtasks. The epic originally has one component when subtasks was created, so all the subtask has that one component. Now we add another new component to the epic, but it's not in all subtask. The component field is not in the subtask screen so I can't add it.

Any suggestion on how to fix this?



1 answer

1 accepted

You need to make sure that the field Component is in the screens used for subtasks. The configuration for Epics may not be the same as for Subtasks.

Look into your Screen configuration in your project. You'll see there the Screen Schemes used by each issue type.

Additionally, make sure that your Field Configuration for subtasks do not hide the Component field. 

Thanks, I know how to add the field to the subtask screen. Just not sure if it's the right approach. Why the new added component is not showing in the subtasks?

Ah, I misunderstood. Components are inherited at the creation of the subtask. They're not synced once the subtask has been created. Perhaps you could add a workflow post-function that forces the parent's components onto the subtasks, but that sync would only occur during a transition. Nothing else comes to mind that wouldn't require scripting, of which I'm not an expert.

Thank you very much, that's all I need, both the reason and fix.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Julia Dillon
Posted Tuesday in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

243 views 1 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you