subtasks enabled, in schema, but cannot create them ...

I have subtasks enabled.

I have subtasks in the project schema.

this is true for issues of type story and task, just generally not available.


when I open an issue and hit ... I can see clone etc but there is no option to create subtasks.

this was easy in 5.x and I'm probably just missing something simple.

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Dec 13, 2017


1. Make sure that you have sub-task issue types in your project 

2. Make sure that you are trying to create a sub-task from a parent issue type issue. I mean you are not trying create a sub-task form a sub-task

The button must be under the More dropdown list.

Check also the user has "create issue" - you need that to be able to create issues of any type in the project.

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