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The Sub-task Extender pulls in sub-tasks to issues already in the structure. Sub-tasks will be placed beneath the current issues in the structure's hierarchy.

Structure with Sub-task Extender

To add issues from Next-Gen projects, use the Next-Gen Hierarchy Extender. Due to technical differences in how items are linked, the Sub-task Extender only works for Classic projects.

Adding a Sub-task Extender

To add a Sub-task Extender, click the Automation button to turn on Automation Editing mode. Then click the + button and select Extend.

Extend Generator

This will display the Extend generator options. Select Sub-tasks...

Sub-task Extender

Each Sub-task Extender can be customized to create exactly the hierarchy you need.

Sub-task Extender Settings

You can customize:

Sub-task Types - Allows you to specify which types of sub-task to add to your structure, based on your sub-task configuration in Jira. To include all sub-tasks, check the All available sub-task types box.

Extend Levels - Allows you to select which levels in the hierarchy the extender should be applied to:

  • All levels up to 10 (default) - The extender will be applied to the first 10 levels of the hierarchy, starting from the level where the extender itself is located.
  • All levels - The extender will be applied to the current level and all its descendants.
  • Current level only - The extender will only be applied to the same level in the hierarchy as the extender itself.
  • Manual levels range - You can specify which levels the extender is applied to.

See Generator Scope to learn more about customizing levels.

Closing Automation Editing Mode

To close Automation Editing mode and hide the list of generators, click the Automation button in the toolbar again.

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