I want to be able to hide closed epics when I am on the Agile Board view, I want to see only the open epics so i can take care of them and forget about the ones that were already closed. Right now we have closed many of them and they are still there difficulting the manouver with the open ones.
Click the down arrow next to epic and select "Mark as done". That should hide the epic in the board view.
You may get the error message which is totally meaningless. If that happens, check if the epic is "closed" instead of "resolved". If closed, reopen the epic, resolve it, then "mark as done", then close it.
It seems rather *redundant* in my opinion to have to click *Mark As Done*. The reason why I say this is because if I mark an Epic as done using the Agile Board, I would expect the Epic's status to change to either Done or Closed. However, that does not happen. I still have to go and close the Epic. The inverse is true as well as described by the OP.
This kind of works, but it is a failed implementation in my view. If an Epic is closed you cannot use the feature unless you reopen, click "mark as done" and then manually close the epic again. That is just to much work, and what you actually are doing are the same thing twice which is waste. What we need is that the board ether has a configuration setting to hide closed epics, or that it honors a filter of this type " ... (issuetype = epic AND resolution != Unresolved). Another alternative could be to use a post function to set the epic status to Done which is what I suspect is happening when you click the mark epic as done. Unfortunately the selection of fields you can update with a post function is lacking to say it mildly and Epic status is not on the list.
A better way is to link the Epic Status to the Workflow Status, as done in HowTo: Track Epics on the Control Chart. That way, you just transition them like Issues and the Epic Status just works. Also, this means you can look at them on the Control Chart etc.
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