How to add epics to an epic list for the report?

Eugeniusz Straszyński March 6, 2024

Hi there,

I have an issue to see the whole list of epics which a team works on when trying to prepare an epic report. There is only a couple of them (which are not having any issues in them) and  don't understand how to see the ones which are relevant for me.

Thanks in advance!

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March 6, 2024

Hi @Eugeniusz Straszyński 

It's Mary from Planyway for Jira: workload, calendar, time tracking

To see the full list of epics that a team works on in Jira, especially when preparing an epic report and you're only seeing a few, potentially those without any issues in them, there are several approaches you can take to ensure you're viewing all relevant epics. 

1. Use Jira Filters

  • Create a Custom JQL (Jira Query Language) Filter: Jira allows you to create custom queries using JQL. You can use this to list all epics for a specific team. An example JQL query could be: "Epic Link" is not EMPTY AND project = "YourProjectKey" AND "Team Custom Field" = "YourTeamName". Replace "YourProjectKey" and "YourTeamName" with your actual project key and team name.
  • Use the Board Filter: If your team uses a board (Kanban or Scrum), check the board's filter settings. The board might be configured to only show issues of certain types, statuses, or other criteria. You can adjust the filter to include all epics.

2. Check the Epic Status

  • Epics not showing up might be due to their status (e.g., closed, done). Make sure your report or filter includes epics in all relevant statuses, not just the open or active ones.

3. Configuration of the Epic Report

  • When using the Epic Report in Jira, ensure that you have the correct board and project selected. Sometimes, the scope might be limited by the selection made here.
  • Check the Date Range: Some reports might be filtered based on date ranges. Ensure that the date range includes the creation or active dates of the epics you're interested in.

4. Permissions Issue

  • Ensure you have the necessary permissions to view all issues within the epics. In Jira, permissions can be set at various levels (project, issue type, etc.), and you might not have access to see certain issues.

5. Use the "Epic Link" Field in Issue Navigator

  • Navigate to the Issue Navigator and use the "Epic Link" field to search for issues within specific epics. This can help you identify if the epic exists but isn't showing up due to the configuration of your report.
Eugeniusz Straszyński March 8, 2024

Thank you @Maria 

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Trudy Claspill
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March 6, 2024

Hello @Eugeniusz Straszyński 

Welcome to the Atlassian community!

How do you know a specific team is working on an Epic? Have you associated the team to the Epic in some way? Have you associated the team to the Epic child issues?

Eugeniusz Straszyński March 8, 2024

Hello @Trudy Claspill ,

yes, I did, And I have found out the issue was with filtering the board. If there is no filter then all the epics are seen. Thank you!

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