Associating Epics with Versions?

I was excited when I saw that JIRA has Versions, as I thought they were one step higher in the hierarchy after Epics.  I thought the relationship would be that Stories are assigned to Epics, and Epics are assigned to Versions.  It seemed a good way to keep track without just throwing a ton of Stories into a Version.

However... I don't see a way to associate Epics with Versions.  They just stay in their column.  I can drag and drop Stories onto Versions... but not Epics. 

How does that make sense?  What good is the Epic if you can't use it to organize Stories in the Agile Board view?  

2 answers

To associate an Epic with a version, it's true that you can't drag and drop it in the Version tab, but that's just one of the ways of assigning a version. If you make sure that in the Screen Scheme used by Epics, the Affects Version field is present for the Edit operation, you can just edit the Epic and select a value from the available versions.

Ideally, to do this in as few steps as possible, you should select a version at the creation of the Epic, again, provided your Screen Scheme displays this field on Create.

You can also do a Bulk Change if you're in the Issues view to quickly set several Epics to a given version.

As you see, you have several options to assign a version to an Epic.

Hope this helps!

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Christian Roestel Community Champion May 09, 2015

To add a version to an epic,  simply edit the epic.  If the fixVersion is missing check with your admin to see if it is part of your screen scheme.

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