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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?


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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