The Issues under Epics Extender pulls in issues belonging to epics already in the structure. The issues will be placed beneath the epics in your hierarchy.

To add issues from Next-Gen projects, use the Team-managed Project Hierarchy Extender. Due to technical differences in how items are linked, the Issues under Epics Extender only works for Company-managed (Classic) projects.

Adding an Issues under Epics Extender

To add a Issues under Epics Extender, open the Add menu and select Extend.

Add an Extend generator

This will display the Extend generator options. Select Issues under Epics.

Choose the type of extend generator

Configuring the Generator

Each Issues Under Epics Extender can be customized to create exactly the hierarchy you need.

Extender properties

Runs As

When a generator runs, it runs as the structure owner. This is important because the generator will have access to the same projects, issues, etc. as the user listed here – if they don’t have permission to view an issue, it won’t be added to the structure.

If this option is checked, the epic link will be updated if you move an issue from beneath one epic to another in your structure.

You can change up to 100 issues with a single move. If you need to update more than 100 issues, simply move them in chunks of 100 or fewer.

Please be aware that it may take up to several minutes to process all changes if 100 issues are moved at one time.

Extend Levels

Allows you to specify which levels in the hierarchy the extender should be applied to:

  • Levels are based on the placement of the generator, where "Level 1" is the level the generator is located on, "Level 2" is the level beneath that, and so on.
  • Stories will only be added for those epics within the selected range.

Place the generator on

Select where the generator should be placed within the structure hierarchy. This location will be considered "Level 1" when applying the generator (see "Extend Levels" above).

You have three options:

  • Current level - The generator will be placed on the currently-selected level. 
  • Level below - The generator will be placed on the level below the currently-selected item.
  • Top level - The generator will be placed at the top of the structure.

If a level is grayed out, it means it is not possible to place the generator on that level.

See Generator Scope to learn more.

Pro Tip

You can add as many generators as necessary to create the perfect structure for your needs. Here's an example:

  1. Add epics using the JQL Insert
  2. Place issues under epics using the Issues under Epics Extender
  3. Place sub-tasks under issues using the Sub-tasks Extender

Structure with advance hierarchy