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In eazyBI how can my report display Epic Name rather than Key and Summary?

As stated in the title, using the Epic Link agile dimension in my eazyBI report will have the report display the epic key and summary, in this format: "ABC-123 As a user I can use this feature".

What I would rather display on the report is the shorter epic name without the key.  Is this possible?  Using a calculated member, perhaps?  I'm new to MDX and can't figure out the correct formula.

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I was able to create EazyBI report as follows 

"cube_name": "Stories",
"cube_reports": [ {
"name": "by Epic Link ",
"folder_name": "Custom",
"result_view": "pie_chart",
"definition": {"columns":{"dimensions":[{"name":"Epic Link","selected_set":["[Epic Link].[All Epic Links]"],"members":[],"bookmarked_members":[]}]},"rows":{"dimensions":[{"name":"Project","selected_set":["[Project].[Project].Members"],"members":[],"bookmarked_members":[]}]},"pages":{"dimensions":[{"name":"Time","selected_set":["[Time].[All Times]"],"members":[{"depth":0,"name":"All Times","full_name":"[Time].[All Times]","drillable":true,"type":"all","expanded":true,"drilled_into":false},{"depth":1,"name":"2018","full_name":"[Time].[2018]","drillable":true,"expanded":true,"drilled_into":false,"parent_full_name":"[Time].[All Times]"},{"depth":2,"name":"Q1 2018","full_name":"[Time].[2018].[Q1 2018]","drillable":true,"parent_full_name":"[Time].[2018]"}],"bookmarked_members":[],"current_page_members":["[Time].[2018].[Q1 2018]"]},{"name":"Profields Owning Dev Manager","selected_set":["[Profields Owning Dev Manager].[Owning Dev Manager]"],"members":[{"depth":0,"name":"Owning Dev Manager","full_name":"[Profields Owning Dev Manager].[Owning Dev Manager]","drillable":true,"type":"all","expanded":true,"drilled_into":false}],"bookmarked_members":[],"current_page_members":["[Profields Owning Dev Manager].[Owning Dev Manager]"]}]},"options":{},"view":{"current":"pie_chart","maximized":false,"pie_chart":{"swap_axes":false,"donut":true,"show_legend":false,"show_labels":true,"data_labels":"values","relative_size":false,"series_options":{}}}}
} ],
"calculated_members": []



Please use the following code to redefine your "Epic Link" custom field using eazyBI advanced settings (You should use your Epic Link custom field ID instead of NNNNN):


dimension_member_name = "epic_name"


After you make changes in advanced settings, it would require to run first import without custom field Epic Link (to drop it from the eazyBI db) and then you could select it back and import data again.


Epic name - Jira.png



 New member names.png


 Epic link report.png

N.B. It would replace epic link name in your eazyBI account for all reports where "Epic Link" dimension is used.


Best regards,

Martins / eazyBI team

I used this solution and it worked fine.

Thank you so much!

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Hi Matt,


You could import custom field "Epic Name" as property via import settings under custom fields.

After successful import new Issue property "Issue Epic Name" should appear in your eazyBI "Measures" dimension that should return your needed "Epic name" when it is added to columns.

We would not recommend replacing Epic Link dimension with Epic name, as Epic link is used in "Issue" hierarchy and Key&Summary is used as unique ID for Epics. 


Please contact if you have further questions regarding this!


Kind regards,

Martins Vanags /

Is there any way I can just change the epic link to display the name instead?

The string of "Epic Key / Epic Summary" is far too long for gauge reports, for example.  Having the shorter name in place would make for more readable reports.

Hi Matt,

Actually, there is a way - then you would need to import "Epic Name" as a dimension and use it instead, but we don't recommend that approach as then you are risking to aggregate two epics which store accidentally the same name.

To import it as dimension you could add this code below (by replacing NNNNN with your actual field ID that you can find in import settings when placing your cursor on field name) to advanced settings and after updating them you should be able to import this field as a dimension via import settings.

Then this field should appear as a dimension in eazyBI reports after an import is completed.

data_type = "string"
dimension = true

Please contact if you have further questions regarding this!

Kind regards,

Martins Vanags /

Thanks for this information - however, is there a way to display the Epic Name as part of the Epic Link at the issue level? I'd like to show they key+name for the Epic linked to an issue in my report as a property of the issue.

Hi Briana,


You could import field "Epic Name" (via eazyBI import settings under "show available custom fields") as an issue property and then select it from the "Measures" dimension to your columns. It will show values when Issue level will be used in the report.


epic name as a property - import settings.jpg


issue epic name in report.jpg


Please contact if you have further questions regarding this!

Kind regards,

Martins Vanags /

Can you provide an example - I have tried what was suggested and still only get the EPIC ID not the name 


Looking for a report similar to that of JIRA EPIC report Gadget 


EPIC Pie Chart.png

I think 2 things are mixed up here.
The EPIC LINK property shows the EPIC-ID the current ISSUE is linked to.
If you add EPIC NAME, it looks for the EPIC NAME of the CURRENT ISSUE, but since the current issue is not an EPIC it won't show anything.

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