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How can I stop seeing epics from other projects?

Is there a way to filter out certain projects so that you don't see their epics in Epic Link?

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As a digital agency with a large client portfolio, this "cross-contamination" for us undermines our customers' confidence in privacy and security.  At a minimum, there should be a configurable option to constrain epics to the current project.

I understand that other Jira customers have a need to show epics from more than a single project, but that should be OUR choice - not YOURS.  Please add my support to this request.

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Deleted user Jan 04, 2021

THIS IS RIDICULOUS. Why would I want to see epics from other projects?? At least gray them out/make them non-selectable excepting the applicable project. This is stunningly obvious and it is beyond the beyond that this has been an issue for pushing a decade and Atlassian has done nothing about it. 

I can't think of any reason at all you'd want to see epics across projects. Those issues that @Petter Gonçalves links to above are from 2012 and 2014!!

Sometimes I feel like the people at Atlassian don't use Jira to build Jira, otherwise they'd know of all these annoyances.

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I guess it would be fine if your only project in Jira was Jira ;)

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Hello @stucampbell

Thank you for reaching out.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to restrict the Epics displayed in the "Epic link" field by projects in Jira application.

We have the following feature requests created to get this option implemented:

Improve or limit suggestions to a set of projects when linking issues to Epics

List of Epics may get very long, we would like to see some filtering capability 

Feel free to vote and watch the suggestion to increase its priority and also receive notifications about any updates.

Let us know if you have any questions.

Upvoted both issues, this is rather annoying, I agree, not run into it before, but now we're at a company using several boards and projects and we see general epics everywhere, not only "our own". That's rather confusing and seems like some sort of cross-contamination...

Like Petter Gonçalves likes this

Hello @Sebastiaan Naafs - van Dijk

I understand your frustration regarding the lack of this functionality.

As a matter of fact, I would like to let you know that our development team has done a few improvements to the Epic drop-down list, based on the feedback provided by the customers.

Now, the Epic drop-down list follows the order of displaying below, from top to bottom:

  1. All the Epics in the same project as the child issue
  2. All the Epics in other projects, following alphanumeric order

Additionally, there is also a flag button to display/hide done Epics:

Screen Shot 2022-01-13 at 16.04.53.png

I hope this information helps your team to easily identify and select the correct epics.

Hi @Petter Gonçalves,

This is an interesting improvement but still not enough.

Why should we see epics from other projects.... can't you add a flag button to "show all epics" for people requiring this feature and hide them by default ?


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I understand your frustration regarding the lack of this functionality.

I like that Atlassian support is trained to handle our feelings...

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