Card Relations in Mind Map View

Besides the common ways to create card relations, the Mind Map gives you additional possibilities to do that as well. In the Mind Map view, cards have connections shown as lines:

  • Single card connected to the root node.

  • Child card connected to the parent card.

  • Parent card connected to the root node.

When the child card and the parent card are present on the Mind Map, their lines visually merge.

When the parent card is missing in the Mind Map view, the child card is connected directly to the root node. Note that when you add the parent card, the lines are redrawn to show the actual card relations. 

Now the parent card is connected to the root node and the child card is connected to its parent.

Adding parent and child card relation

You can create a parent and child relation by dragging a card and dropping it on another. The dragged card will become a child card.

Removing card connection lines in the Mind Map view

You can delete any line in your Mind Map view. Depending on its type, the effect will be very different.

1. Delete the relation between cards

If you click on a line connecting two cards (parent and child), you have the option of deleting it. This permanently deletes the relation between these two cards.

Confirmation of this action will be shown on the activity stream.

2. Take out the card from the Mind Map view

When you click on a line that is connected to the root node and select Remove, you only remove the card that is directly connected to the root node from the Mind Map view. You are not changing the relations between the cards. You can always bring the card back in using the Show Cards option in the upper right corner of the screen.


Yes, you can observe card relations in the Gantt Chart view too. There is also an option to expand child cards in the Kanban view and List view.

Even if the card has more than one parent, only one of them is the default parent. The connection visible on the Mind Map view is the one between the child card and the default parent card.

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