How do I restore an epic to the epic panel once it's marked as "Done"?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Working with epics

Two cases in which I need this ability:

  1. An epic is accidentally marked as Done.
  2. An epic is reopened.

Thanks for any help!


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Whoops! The answer is hidden under the "Tips" section of the Working with epics page above.

Those docs have changed....  here's the answer:

You will need to change the Epic Status field from Done to In Progress.  Here's how I was able to do it without being some kind of Jira wizard:

  1. Visit Reports by clicking on the Reports icon.  (Should be in the left margin if you are in the backlog view.
  2. At the top of the Report page, switch to the Epic Report.
  3. Near the top of the page, you should be able to switch between epics, including old, closed epics.  Switch to your closed epic.
  4. You'll see the identifier for the epic, linked to the issue page for the epic.  Open it.
  5. Look for the Admin pulldown menu at near the top of the page.  Select 'Add Field'
  6. Choose the existing Epic Status field.
  7. The Epic Status field should appear, with status = Done
  8. Change the status to In Progress
  9. Return to the backlog page.  You should see your epic listed!!

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