Showing results for 
Search instead for 
Did you mean: 
Sign up Log in

Earn badges and make progress

You're on your way to the next level! Join the Kudos program to earn points and save your progress.

Deleted user Avatar
Deleted user

Level 1: Seed

25 / 150 points

Next: Root


1 badge earned


Participate in fun challenges

Challenges come and go, but your rewards stay with you. Do more to earn more!


Gift kudos to your peers

What goes around comes around! Share the love by gifting kudos to your peers.


Rise up in the ranks

Keep earning points to reach the top of the leaderboard. It resets every quarter so you always have a chance!


Come for the products,
stay for the community

The Atlassian Community can help you and your team get more value out of Atlassian products and practices.

Atlassian Community about banner
Community Members
Community Events
Community Groups

Cannot remove issue types task and subtask

When setting up issue types for a team-managed project, I can create and delete newly created issue types. However, the already existing issue types "task" and "subtask" don't have the three dot icon that let's me access the command. How do I get rid of those issue types?

Thanks a lot in advance! :)

1 answer

0 votes
Dave Mathijs Community Leader Apr 26, 2022

Hi @Volker Tosch  welcome to the Atlassian Community!

If you have issues that use that type, you'll have to change their type to something that you actually use in the project, or else things can break.

So, first create the new issue types, then bulk move the issue from the issue type(s) you would like to delete to the new issue type, then remove the old issue type(s).

Hi @Dave Mathijs thanks for the quick reply.


The project is empty ticket wise. I guess it has to do with the type of project (business project), I was able to remove those issue types when I made a software project. However I don't understand the rationale behind it.

Dave Mathijs Community Leader Apr 26, 2022

To be honest, I never use team-managed projects. I just created a team-managed business project (Jira Work Management) and I don't see the option to delete the Task and Sub-task issue type either. Can't seem to find anything in the documentation related to deleting issue types.

It is documented here: (at the very bottom), however, as you just recognized as well, the option is simply not there in this constellation.

I have this problem as well, however I'm unable to delete/remove any issue types in my team-managed project, even the ones I created myself. Same problem, missing the three dots.

Not sure if you can watch the network tab when you click the delete button on issue types you can do this for, I feel like this is a UI bug.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer

Atlassian Community Events