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How do I make an existing issue a child in Agile?

We often have tickets (Stories, Tasks) that we need to retroactively add to an Epic in Agile.

I can link it (blocked by, etc.) but those don't show as Child items and hence don't work on the Agile board.

Anyone know how to do this?

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From the Board, you can open the context menu (three dots icon) on an issue badge and select "Add to Epic/Change Epic".

From the Backlog, you can select multiple issues and do the same thing.

Hope that helps :)

Thanks - that works but is, unfortunately, tedious vs. being able to do it from within the Epic, etc.

Hopefully there is another mechanism on the way

Meanwhile there is another workaround: Group the board by epics and drag the issue to the epic you like to assign it to. 

You can also command-click on the board to select multiple items, then click the three dots to add to epic. Or do a few batch items. 

dank Atlassian Team Oct 01, 2018

Hi Paul,

This is a use-case we know we need to cater for, and we're currently working on providing an easy way to view and manipulate this relationship from within the context of a child item (story, task etc.) so stay tuned 🙂

Any update on this Daniel ?

I am looking to create child deliverables and sub-tasks for a next-gen Jira project that I have setup.

@dank , any news on this? Would be helpful to know. Thanks

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