On my Kanban board, I based swimlanes on EpicsScreen Shot 2016-12-13 at 11.44.35 AM.png
but on my board, when I click on swimlanes, none of the epics show up
What am I missing?
I did not want my epics to be shown on he board, I just wanted them to show up on the list when I drill down on swim lanes/version so I filtered them on my query.
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The sidebar is a new feature, and must be turned on -
That's a very different problem. I'd propose you tackle it head on and fix the issue. Basically, Epics use their own field called Epic Status. If Epic Status = Done, then the epics fall off.
You can use a post-function to set this field to the right values within the workflow. I answered this in greater depth in this older Answer and comments. https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/35771750
I'll have to try and reproduce this myself. This works fine with the Scrum board, so perhaps it's a bug with the Kanban board. If I find an open bug or open one, I'll link it here.
In the meantime, you could try to filter them out of the base query –
(type = Epic AND "Epic Status != Done OR type != Epic) AND project = "Little Passports" AND (component is EMPTY OR component != UX) ORDER BY Rank ASC
If you read my other answer, https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/35771750, it's explained there.
Basically, Epics are used on the board sidebar and instead of using a workflow to decide if they are complete or not, they use a custom field called Epic Status with values of To Do, In Progress, and Done. You can control this field with the workflow, so it can work as you expect. But the logic is separated and you must know that.
Clicking the Mark as Done button will set Epic Status to Done, but WON'T change the issue Status.
You can instead rely on the workflow and your query, but then you might run into
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