I have got the same question and found two ways, but actually they're not satisfying enough.
1. One should mark their epic as done and include done epics when he wants to add an epic link.
2. If you aren't permitted to view issues on a project, you aren't able to see the epics from this project too. But if you need search or viewing rights on the other porject, this solution is senseless.
This doesn't make any sense from a usability standpoint. If I'm creating a story in a project, why would epics from other projects EVER be valid options? We've created several stories now, picked the wrong epic for "Epic Link", and then we have no idea where our story went.
Meanwhile, some other project team winds up with a new, random story in their project and no idea why it's there.
If I'm creating a case for a known Project (which I am as the Project field is provided at the top of the dialog), I should only be able to pick an Epic Link from the epics on that project. This seems like basic UX to me.
Atlassian, if you are not going to fix this bug, can you at least provide a use case in which you would create a story in one project but assign it to an epic in a different project?
Just to share this information for any other person that directed by Google on this:
There is an improvement ticket on this to restrict the epic link from showing other projects, do vote on it if you find it relevant as this affects the implementation of the request.
This looks like a bug to me. We have several independent projects and teams are starting to create epics for each project. Currently the drop down list for the Epic Link shows about a dozen epics from different projects. I anticipate this to grow to 100's in a few months, which will make it pretty hard to pick the right epic.
As explained here : https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/AGILE/Working+with+Epics epics are only cross project when the board they are on has several projects in it's filter.
So if you made a seperate board for each project you shouldn't see the other epics anymore.
It seems to me that the options you have in the epic link are only controlled by your permissions in Jira and will show all epics from all the projects to which you have rights. I don't know if you can change this behaviour.
You could try to create your issues from your scrum board, which will only show the epics that are associated with this board.
This is not solved for me, as stated in my comment below.
I'm at a project's board (filtering only that project). I open up create issue dialoge (clicking button or 'c'). If I search for Epics in "Epic Link" field I see Epics from all our projects.
I want to see epics from current project only.
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