EPIC label won't appear on Backlog once Component is added to the board filter

We want to segregate a Scrum Board's Backlog by a Component. Initially the Epic labels were there. Once we add Component to the JQL the Epic labels disappear.

JQL with Component:

"project = "Code Force One" AND component = "Seal Team" ORDER BY Rank ASC"

JQL without Comment (and Epic labels show):

"project = "Code Force One" ORDER BY Rank ASC"

I have tried several variations of JQL to include the Component but no luck. The Epic label will not show if Component is in the JQL. 

It's a horrible design. WTH?


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Hi Thomas,

This behavior is reported in JSWSERVER-16178.  Please take a look at the bug ticket and if you agree that is the same issue:

  1. Vote on the issue to add impact and be notified when the ticket is updated
  2. Follow the suggested workaround:

Explicitly add the epics to the board filter: project = TP AND ("Epic Link" in (TP-24,TP-25) OR issue in (TP-24,TP-25)) ORDER BY rank ASC

Hopefully this helps.



Thank you for the information. Will try that out.

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Maybe the epics do not belong to any components and that's why they are being filtered out with that filter board.

Try changing the board's filter to:

project = "Code Force One" AND (component = "Seal Team" OR type = Epic) ORDER BY Rank ASC

The Epic issues all belong to the Component, and the issues expected all show up. They just don't show the Epic label when viewing the Backlog. 

I tried the JQL you suggest and it does work and displays the Epic labels in the Backlog. The only problem is it excludes issues not yet assigned to an Epic. 

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Jack Brickey Community Champion Dec 22, 2017

Interesting issue. I wonder if using a quick filter base on components would work and meet needs?

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