I switched from Scrum to Kanban view and already had some Epics. They're now displayed in the To-Do lane as moveable blocks and don't want Epics to be displayed on the board. The stories are already displaying in which Epic they are by the displayed label and I want to keep that.
How do I hide those Epics from being on my Kanban board?
You can enable the Epics panel in your board configuration. This will allow the epics to be displayed, but not as a card (ticket) on the board.
And in order for this option to show up, you need to enable the Kanban backlog, and this is done by moving a status to the backlog (in the example below, I added "Requirements needed" to the backlog, since I don't need to show those tickets in the board.
Erick, I was unable to see the option as well. I took an item from the Backlog column and dragged it into the Kanban Backlog. When I did this the button for "Epics Panel" became enabled.
I found the directions here: https://support.atlassian.com/jira-software-cloud/docs/configure-columns/#Enabling-the-Kanban-backlog
You can always create a quick filter which basically adds a button to the Kanban view:
This should add a button the board like so:
But I note in our Jira Cloud account, in Board Settings >> Columns there is a toggle as follows:
Display epics in a panel in the backlog, and not as cards on the board
So a way to handle this is don't filter out epics from your board, and then do enable that toggle so your epics are in your sidebar rather than listed in your backlog.
When you go to Boards / Configure, under the General tab, you'll see the filter. Changing and editing the filter is all covered in the doc: https://confluence.atlassian.com/agile/jira-agile-user-s-guide/configuring-a-board/configuring-filters