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Convert a Checklist Item to Issue or Subtask

Convert Checklist Item to Subtask

Incomplete checklist items can be instantly converted into Jira subtasks. The newly created subtasks will be children of the original issue.

To convert incomplete checklist items to subtasks.

  1. Click on the menu for the checklist.

  2. Select Convert unchecked items to subtasks.

Convert Checklist Item to Issue

Checklist items can also be converted into new Jira issues. When the new issue is created, the original checklist item will be marked complete.

To create an issue from a checklist item:

  1. Click on the Convert button in the checklist item toolbar.

  2. The Create Issue dialog will open with pre-filled fields:

    1. The Project will be set to the same project as the original issue.

    2. The Summary will be set to the text of the checklist item

    3. The description will say, “Converted from checklist item in [ISSUE-KEY]” and the item description if there is one.

    4. If the create dialog includes a due date field, it will be pre-filled with the first valid date on the checklist item.

  3. Complete any additional required fields.

  4. Click Create.

  5. The new issue will be created with a Relates to link to the issue that had the original checklist item. The original checklist item will be marked as complete, and will include a link to the newly created issue.


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