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How to hide Epics from Kanban view?

Melvin Jul 09, 2016

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?

6 answers

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Adam Rudd Feb 08, 2017

What you're looking for is the type field in JQL

To filter out epics: 

project = PROJECTNAME AND type != Epic ORDER BY Rank ASC 

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Jobin Kuruvilla [Go2Group] Community Leader Jul 10, 2016

You can modify the board's filter to exclude Epics. What appears on the board is determined by the filter.

Melvin Jul 10, 2016

Could you be more specific where to find that filter or steps to apply that filter?

Nicolas Bourdages Jul 11, 2016

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

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Johnny Hujol Feb 22, 2017

Great! That's all I wanted to do.

Thx it's been bothering me for a while and this fixed it.

Here is the JQL filter I used

project = <my project> AND ((issuetype = Epic AND status != Done) OR (issuetype != Epic)) ORDER BY Rank ASC

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Paweł Jakubik May 05, 2017

Had this same problem. Edit filter for board and add issuetype != Epic :) 

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Alfredo Vilchis Jul 06, 2018

The problem of using the Filter (!=Epic) is when you need to base the Swimlanes on Epics, .....

no information ......

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Niranjan Reddy Balaka Srinivas I'm New Here May 16, 2019

When i do this by changing the filter , i am not able to see the epics in the backlog too , is there a way to find them

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