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Epic association

Is it possible to associate more than one epic to 1 story?

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Danno Rising Star Sep 27, 2021

No. Jira won't let you do this for good reason. Can you explain why you want to link the same story to two different Epics?

If you still needed to do this you could clone the issue and associate them in turn to the two Epics. Of course, this would get very silly very quickly the more times you do this.

Hi, @Bruna Antunes. I have a slightly different take from @Danno

Danno is right in that you cannot link a Story/Task in Jira to more than one Epic if/when you are using a Jira Epic link

This is somewhat counterintuitive,  as  Atlassian defines an Epic this way: "An epic captures a large body of work—performance-related work, for example—in a release. It's essentially a large user story that can be broken down into a number of smaller stories. An epic can span more than one project if multiple projects are included in the board where the epic is created."

You can however do what you describe by using another Jira issue link type and I see customers doing this all the time.   

Danno Rising Star Sep 27, 2021

@Dave Rosenlund _Tempo_yes, I forgot to mention using issue links. I've been buried in child issues of Epics for a while now so that totally slipped my mind.

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