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There are a few ways to add different issues to your epics.
On the roadmap
To add an issue, hover over an epic and click Add a child issue.
Choose which issue type you’d like to create, then tap enter.
On the issue detail view
Select the epic to see its details, then select either of the following:
Add a child issue button
button in the right side
Manage child issues from the roadmap
This feature is gradually rolling out, and may not be on your instance quite yet.
If a child issue is assigned to a sprint, your roadmap will show schedule bar on your timeline. For child issues, the schedule bar is based on the dates of its assigned sprint listed at the top of your timeline, not the start and end dates of the issue.
In order to show a child issue’s schedule bar on your timeline, it must be assigned to a sprint.
Change a sprint assignment
There are three ways that you can change an issue’s sprint assignment from the roadmap.
Select the schedule bar on the timeline, which will open the issue detail view. Find the Sprint field, and add a sprint.
Drag-and-drop your child issue’s schedule bar to a new sprint. As you drag the bar, drop zones will appear in your timeline. Place the bar in one of these shadows to assign it to the sprint. If you have overlapping sprints, the issue will be assigned to the one that begins first.
Right-click on the child issue’s schedule bar and choose which where you’d like to move the issue. You can also clear the sprint assignment from this menu.
Change color of issue schedule bars
All child issues belonging to an epic will have the same color schedule bars on the timeline.
Reorder or reassign an issue to an epic
To reorder issues, select the name or icon from the left column, then drag it to where you want it to live. You can also change the epic to which a child issue is assigned by dragging and dropping it inside of a different epic.
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