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Before you begin
In order to edit issues and subtasks in your business project, you’ll need edit issue permission.
View and edit issues in detail from the timeline
To view an issue in more detail, select its issue key on the left of the timeline. This appears as a string of letters and numbers. For example, ABC-123.
The issue view will open, where you can view its description, status, assignee, and other information in more detail. Learn more about editing issues.
Reorder items on the timeline
Select the item name and drag it up or down to reorder it. If the item has child items (or subtasks), they’ll remain with their parent item. Your changes will be reflected in the board and list views as well.
Currently, you’re unable to sort in the timeline view.
Add or adjust start and due dates on the timeline
To reschedule an item, select the entire schedule bar and drag it forwards or backwards. If the item has child items (or subtasks), they’ll move with it.
To change the duration of an item, select and drag the handles at either end of the schedule bar.
If your item doesn’t have a start or due date yet, you can add them directly to the timeline. Hover your cursor over the timeline until you see the correct start date, then click to add a schedule bar.