How to limit Epic to a dedicated project?

I want to limit epics to a dedicated project. So, for example .. When assigning issues I don't want to see epics my colleague made in another project.

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Peter,

Thanks for your time and patience. I'll add issues from scrum board.

Best,

Kruno

From where are you creating issues?

I'm typically creating them from agile board (using 'c' short cut) but I see epics from all projects in epic link list. Would love to see a solution for this.

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?

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Richie Gee Atlassian Team May 08, 2014

Just to share this information for any other person that directed by Google on this:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-34243

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.

Agree on this. If you are asking this question and you haven't voted for the fix, please click the link above and vote. Thanks!

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.

Thanks,

Vahid

Hi all,

This issue is one and a half years old and Atlassian did not yet even respond to this, but classified this BUG as a suggestion:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/GHS-12016

Hey come on Atlassian.... this is a joke! Please fix this!

 

Hi Kruno,

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.

Best regards,

Peter

Has anyone fourteen this to work? 

Nope same here, 

I get all Epics in the drop down... which as there are 20 teams and 2+ years worth of Project is quite a lot...

Hi Peter,

Thanks for a quick response.

I have two separate boards for two projects but when creating new issue I still can see epics from both projects :(

Best,

Kruno

Hi Kruno,

Did you check the filters of your boards, do they explicitly only contain one project?

Best regards,

Peter

Yes.

And still when I go on Issues > create issue > epic link I see epics from other projects.

Best,

Kruno

Hi Kruno,

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.

Best regards,

Peter

Yes, I have the same issue. I hope Epic views are restricted by project permissions.

Actually Epic views aren't even restricted by project permission, all Epics are viewable by all users across all projects. Sucks.

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.

Please help.
Mattias

I'd like to add that this global handling of epics also causes problems when importing issues from csv. Epic linkage fails if imported issues links to an epic (by name) existing in more than one project.

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