Found the answer by exploring the UI:
Even if the Epic issue is "DONE", it will show up in the Epics panel. To mark as done and remove from Epics panel in Backlog, you have to go to the Epic and there's a dropdown next to the name of the Epic to "Mark as Done":
Additionally, you can set up post functions on the transitions to ensure that the "epic status" and the "status" are both set to "done". This prevents future epics to remain in your backlog. :-)
Furthermore: Don't forget to also set post functions for re-opening your epic so that the "epic status" also gets set back to "to do". If you forget this step the epics will not be visible in your backlog.
I recommend to declutter your backlog manually with the help of Blair's recommendation or you make a bulk change to filter for all epics that have a status "done"/"Rejected" but still the "epic status" = "To do"/"In Progress".
Yes you can do this by selecting the option "Mark as done" that will set the Epic Status to Done.
Remember that is not the Issue Status.
We've implemented advanced epic pane filtering.
Have a look at the discussion here:
I came across this as another way to solve this, using an automation rule. Works great so far.
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