Feature #9197

Allow more than one parent issue for a single issue

Added by Daniel Morgan about 10 years ago. Updated about 8 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2011-09-07
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-


There are use cases where an issue can be considered a task of several parent issues.

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #5283: Allow more than one parent project i.e. share subprojects New 2010-04-09
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #9265: Allow an issue to have multiple parent issues Closed 2011-09-17


#1 Updated by Brenton Brown about 10 years ago

Duplicate of feature request 5283 and forum topic 16060. This is severely needed.

#2 Updated by Etienne Massip about 10 years ago

Actually this is not a dup of #5283, #5283 is about project hierarchy, not issue hierarchy.

#3 Updated by Brenton Brown about 10 years ago

Yes, I jumped the gun on that one. BUT.. to me it is interchangeable and the feature should be available for both Issues and Subprojects. Only implementing this feature for SubProjects would be counter-intuitive and infinitely less useful. (which is why this ticket was created I suppose)

#4 Updated by Vincent Gratsac almost 10 years ago

Hi all,

I'm really interested in using this feature. This would really help us in our use of RedMine.
I'm be available for helping on development of this feature within a patch or plug-in, but is it possible ?
It seems to me that this feature needs modifications on sql database structure...

Thanks for your work that already helps us a lot in our everyday work

#5 Updated by Andrew M-Y almost 10 years ago

Watching this.

#6 Updated by St├ęphane Gourichon over 9 years ago

Can you elaborate on a use case ?

Some issue properties (priority, due date) are computed from sub-tasks. I'm afraid on consequences of this change.

#7 Updated by Jose Sun about 9 years ago

Hi All,

My real use case is creating Traceability Matrix table by Redmine.
Our Traceability Matrix is 3 layer: Requirement spec tracker --> Function spec tracker --> Test spec tracker.

If there is no multiple parent issue field, I have to create several Test spec tracker, which has a linkage to same test case on TestLink, under different Function spec tracker. But if Redmine has multiple parent issue field, I just create one Test spec tracker to link different Function spec trackers. It could be reduce lots of manual operation on creating redundant Test spec tracker.

#8 Updated by Dani Leni over 8 years ago


This is needed...

#9 Updated by Dani Leni over 8 years ago


We could really use this.

We are usign Redmine for game development project.
And here is specific example:

Task Name: Draw Projectile Icons for HUD.

Parent task should be HUD and Projectiles.
So we can track % done for HUD and Projectiles since this issue is related to both components.

#10 Updated by mark c about 8 years ago

This would be very useful. I have multiple projects depending on the same issues to calculate % done / schedule etc. I would love to be able to assign 2 parents.

#11 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 7 years ago

  • Related to Feature #5283: Allow more than one parent project i.e. share subprojects added

#12 Updated by Daniel Morgan about 7 years ago

#13 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 7 years ago

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