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Epic and filter question?

Can epics be attached to issues across projects, or if each project has an epic with the same name will these appear in Jira filters?

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Scott Theus Community Leader Sep 17, 2018

Hi @Matthew Chapman,

Yes, you can add an issue from another project to an epic, provided you have access to that project and can view it's issues. 

The epics in different projects will have different key values (e.g [PROJNAME - xx] Issue Name) so whether the epic with the same name shows in a filter depends on what field(s) you are filtering on. If you filter on just "Epic Name" then they will all show up, regardless of the project. But, if you add the Project ID to the filter it will limit the results to just that project. 

Hope this helps, 

-Scott

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