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EPICs in backlog not as a filter

How can we show the EPICs in the backlog like stories, don't like the EPICs filter as it is not usable for our needs.

I would expect that EPICs appear like stories in the back log

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Hi @Brendan

Is this a Scrum or a Kanban board?

It's not possible to remove the Epics Panel in Scrum as far as I know - but if it's Kanban with the Kanban Backlog and you're the Board Admin, do this:

  1. On your Board, select Settings (3-dots in top-right) > Board Settings
  2. Go to Columns
  3. If the Kanban Backlog is activated, there will be an option for "Epics Panel" above the column view - toggle it to off


This looks like the right answer - I can see the epics option in the backlog sidebar - but it doesn't actually work. There are no epics in the list, even though I can see several of the tickets in the backlog have the epic name clearly visible on them.

Why are there no epics in the list? How do I add the option to filter the backlog by epic?

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FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Dec 01, 2019

@Brendan Welcome to the community! 🙂

You can always view epics like a Back Log from the "Issues and Filters" function... then filter out what is not relevant till you see what you want.

I guess you are talking about the Back Log on the board though - what exactly are your needs??
When I do not click the Epic filter, all the Epics are view-able in the Back Log, keep the back log grouped.


But without the EPICs filter on the left so that the EPIC just appears in the backlog like the story does.  I have it like this with past projects (not nextgen) in the past but can not seem to change it for the current project. I only want the versions on the left. Just want the EPICs panel removing from the backlog.

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Like how it works for Kanban but using the Sprint view

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FUN MAN ANDY Community Leader Dec 01, 2019

I think I understand what you're looking for...
If you're working on a Scrum Board, go to the current Sprint View, click on the top right menu and follow the path:

Board Settings -> Swimlanes -> Base swimlanes on = Change to 'Epics'
This will change your Sprint View to Epics.

What has me confused is your need of the Epics appearing in the Back Logs...? Cloud doesn't do that.
Were your past projects in old Server versions of Jira...??

(If the above suggested solution didn't answer your question, I'll get some veteren users involved!)

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