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Displaying 1 Epic across Multiple Boards

Hi All,

I'm fairly new to Jira, so please be patient with me. 

Where I work, we have a project with multiple boards.

For example, Project + Board 1 is mainly to track Epics (EPIC 1, EPIC 2, EPIC 3 etc).

Under the same project there are a few other boards. Let's call them Board 2 and Board 3.

In Board 2, we would like to track 1 Epic (EPIC 1), see the swimlanes and various stories/tasks and sub tasks associated with it.

In Board 3, we would like to track a different Epic (EPIC 2), see the swimlanes and various stories/tasks and sub tasks associated with it.

Is this doable or do I need to create a new EPIC for each board in order to see them in swim lanes?

Thanks in advance!


1 answer

Hi @Linky Link 

Welcome to Atlassian Community!

You can have many boards visible on single project and every one of them can show different issues so your "use case" is possible to configure. Every board is associated with specific filter to show specific set of issues. You can just have several JQL filters showing different issues and then create boards associated with those filters. 

You can also use only 2 boards using Quick filters (buttons on your board to filter issues by provided criteria). You can have 1 board to track epics and 1 board to track task/stories under filtered (using quick filters) epic.

To configure both you will need to create a filter that will filter issues under specific epic. This part is easy and you can just create something like "Epic Link" = ABC-1 to filter those issues. Unfortunatelly if you need to display also subtasks of thos issues you need to use 3-rd party addon to enhance Jira JQL capabilities like ScriptRunner - 'Epic Link' = ABC-1 OR issuefunction in subtasksOf ("'Epic Link' = ABC-1")

Board filter configuration docs - here.

Board quick filter configuration docs - here.

Best regards,


Hi @Piotr Zadrożny 

Thanks for the quick reply and links. I believe I have configured the boards properly. If i go to the backlog, I can see the issues/stories/tasks based on my filters. However, I am unable to see any Epics associated with these stories, although under the stories, they are already linked to an Epic.

Also, if I were to click on User Story Map, it seems to require me to create a new Epic in order for me to utilise the Story Map feature. Is this correct? I can't seem to be able to use the existing Epic which I have created (EPIC 1) and see the stories/tasks associated to them.

My goal is to be able to see the Epics created in the project in specific boards without having to create new ones, so I can see them in the User Story Map and backlog. 


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