Cannot create Epic

I'm trying to create an Epic in Jira Cloud.

 

From Backlog I open Epics and click 'Create Epic'.

Project is set and I enter the Summary (which should be the name of the Epic).

On clicking Create I see the error message "Epic Name: Epic Name is required."

I guess I need to add the Epic Name to a particular form but am not sure which.  If I click 'Configure Fields' in the upper right od the Create Epic box Epic Name is not available for selection.

 

Any ideas?

 

Cheers - Steve

 

3 answers

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Thomas Schlegel Community Champion Jan 18, 2018

Hi Steve,

which Issue Type is set in the form? If you set any other than Epic, the field Epic Name is not available.

Hi Thomas

The issue type is set to Epic.

Thanks,

Steve

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As an admin, go into the create screen again, and use the "configure fields" - you should see "where's my field" as an option.  This is really helpful, as it lists all the reasons your field might not be there, highlights any of the ones that are blocking it and links directly to where you can fix it!

Hi Nic and thanks for your suggestion. Unfortunately when I click "where's my field" I just see the spinning 'I'm doing something' indicator but nothing happens. It's been swirling for 90mins now :-)

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I have the same problem in Jira Server.  The frustrating thing is that I have a number of Epics that I created successfully a few months ago, but don't appear to be able to create any more due to this 'Epic Name' requirement.

I have tried both the general 'Create' button at the top of every Jira page, and also from the Backlog page of a Kanban board in the Epic tab "Create Epic"

The epic name has always been required on Epics, you need to get it on screen.

Try the "where's my field" option on the create screen to quickly see what needs fixing to enable it to be there.

Nic, prompt as always!!!

What is the difference between an issue Summary and an Epic Name?  For all the Epics that I created before I don't recall having to enter two pieces of info.  It is possible that those were done using Portfolio for Jira (since abandoned - way too expensive for us beyond the trial) - is it possible that P4J auto-duplicates the Summary/Epic Name fields behind the scenes for convenience?

 

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We just had to log a bug for the 'where's my field' as it produces the following error:

An error occurred

Please try refreshing the page, or contact your administrator / Atlassian Support if the problem continues.

Details

    • Exception: Uknown current dialog ID: create-epic-issue-dialog
    • Resource: https://XXXXX/s/50304f51de4e18829f4459672058de30-CDN/irmlea/78001/3303639c46f2a0c8179d22eba70d4c10/4.1.6/_/download/batch/com.atlassian.jira.plugins.jira-admin-helper-plugin:whereismycf-resources/com.atlassian.jira.plugins.jira-admin-helper-plugin:whereismycf-resources.js?locale=en-CA
    • Line: 153
    • Column: 1226

Environment

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