Change a task's type

Important: To change the type of a task in a template, you need the Edit Template permission on the template. To change the type of a task in a release, you need the Edit Task permission on the release.

You can change the type of a task in:

  • A template
  • A planned release that has not started yet
  • An active release, if the task that you want to change has not started yet

For information, see Types of tasks in Release.

To change a task’s type:

  1. Open the template or release in the release flow editor.
  2. Hover over the task you want to change, click Task action menu.
  3. In the menu, hover over Change type.
  4. Select a task type. Release will copy the values of properties that are shared between the task’s previous type and the type that you selected.


  • You cannot change the type of an active, completed, failed, or skipped task.
  • You can change a task to a parallel or sequential group, but you can not change a parallel or sequential group to a different type of task.