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Epic name vs. Epic Summary Do we need both?

Hi,

I know the difference between the two but I think 5% of the users use a different text for these two fields.  I always give for both the same name. Can I remove from the screen the Epic Summary? When I clone an Epic I find really annoying to change the two fields and I forget to change the summary. 

Did you try to remove it? 

 

Thank you and beste regards. 

Mari

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Hi Mari,

You can remove the Epic Summary field from your screens, just make sure is not marked as mandatory.

Also remember that the Epic Name field is the one that will allow you to locate your Epic on related issues when you look for it on the Epic Link field.

Please let me know if it helps :)

Hi Jesusoros,

 

we tried to proceed as you suggested.

we removed the "required" flag for "Epic Name" in the field configuration.

Initially it worked, BUT: whenever the server is rebooted the "required" flag is set again.

 

Do you have any suggestion why JIRA "resets" the field configuration automatically ?

 

thanks in advance

Hello dr.ostman,

The one I suggested to have the "required" flag removed was Epic Summary.

Epic Name is mandatory by default.

Please let me know what are you trying to accomplish. 

Hi jesusoros,

i thought the same is valid for EPIC NAME.

 

The problem we try to solve is to keep EPIC Name and Summary in sync automatically and remove one of them from the create transition.

For copying we use "JSU Copy field" in the post function of the "create transition". (copy Summary to EPIC NAME).

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Hi jesusoros,

i thought the same is valid for EPIC NAME.

The problem we try to solve is to keep EPIC Name and Summary in sync automatically and remove one of them from the create transition.

For copying we use "JSU Copy field" in the post function of the "create transition". (copy Summary to EPIC NAME).

Hi Jesusoros,

did you have time to think about my aim ?

Thanks

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