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How do I remove an completed epic from Epic panel on backlog?

I've updated the "status" of the epic to be "done", but it has not fallen off my backlog's epic panel (weirdly, I thought it HAD fallen off previously, but is suddenly back.... bug?...). 

I see other posts about this, but they aren't helpful since they all reference changing the "epic status" field to "done", but I don't see that anywhere... not in the epic details on the backlog, not in the epic details when I bring up the full page epic, and not in the configuration settings for epics. 


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Curt Holley Community Leader Oct 04, 2021

Hi @Mark Brierley 

Welcome to the Atlassian community!

I just do a filter like this

project = XX AND (type != Epic or type = Epic AND status != Done) ORDER BY Rank ASC

But....this is a way of syncing the issue status (in the workflow) with the Epic status: Linking Epic Status to the Epic Issue Status | Jira | Atlassian Documentation

But you still need a very similar filter:

project = XX AND (type != Epic or type = Epic AND "Epic Status" != Done) ORDER BY Rank ASC

That seems supremely over-complicated to change an "epic status". Do I really need to do all that?

Curt Holley Community Leader Oct 04, 2021

No, you don't have to, but that is how you ensure your epics are Done/Done/Done.

This is good: Solved: How to hid completed Epics in the "EPICS" side vie... (

Further details: I'm in a free account and this is a team-based project. 

re: the above article you recommended, I did read that one, but I don't see any of those options.

Here's what they suggest in the article: 



Here's the Epic panel in my backlog. I don't have a "Mark as Done" option


If I click VIEW ALL DETAILS, I see this.... and I if I scroll beyond that I can see all the detail options for the epic, but there is no "epic status".  


Curt Holley Community Leader Oct 04, 2021

Right, Team Managed project is a key piece of information.

Off the top of my head, perhaps an Automation rule?

When Epic transitioned to Done, update the Epic Status field to Done.

Yeah, there's no Epic status anywhere to be found in Team Managed Product epic. It was also Kanban style. So none of that will be useful. 

I set up a company managed project and it does have the mark as done. Might just have to migrate to that. 

It makes no sense that there isn't a way to get an Epic off of that panel list, as it's going to cause so much clutter.  That's why I thought it was maybe a bug. 

After playing with team vs company projects, seems like there is a different UX for managing "Done" Epics in Team-based projects. There is no "Epic Status" that I can find, so guess that's a feature request. 

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