Card Relations in the 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 together.

When the parent card is missing in the Mind map view, the child card is connected directly to the root node. Please notice that when you add the parent card, the lines are redrawn to illustrate 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-child card relation

You can create a parent-child relation by dragging a card and dropping it on another. 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. Depends on its type, the effect will be very different.

1. Eliminate the relation between cards

When you hover over a line that connects two cards (parent and child) you have the option to remove it. By doing so you actually delete the relation between these two cards permanently.

Confirmation of this action will be shown on the Activity Stream.

2. Take out the card from the Mind map view

If you hover over any line that is connected to the root node and choose to remove it, you are only removing the card that is directly connected to the root node from the Mind map view. You will not change anything in the inter-card-relations. You can always bring the card back in using the Show Cards option in the right upper corner of the screen.


Yes, you can observe card relations in the Gantt Chart view too. There is also 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 that one between the child card and the default parent card.

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