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How do I move a Jira issue to a different epic, or remove from epic altogether?

Using the "new" (sigh) interface. There used to be an "Edit" link where I could edit everything to do with an issue, including changing the Epic Link (to another epic or no epic).

I do not find that link any more. Is it hidden?

If not, how do I move an issue out of an epic now?

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Jack Community Leader Jun 04, 2019 • edited

the new issue view does away w/ having to go to another screen to edit. in the new view you should be able to edit any displayed field directly. If your field is not shown then you would need to add it to the screen, if it is available. 

If I go to one of my stories that is not currently attached to an epic and I click the "show more" link then I see Epic Link none. I can then edit and change none to the desired Epic Name. If it isn't there then you need to go to project settings > Issue Layout and edit the layout associated w/ story. If it isn't listed then you need to ensure Epic Link is on the screen config.

Also, if I'm working in the world of Epics I have the Epic Name field on the create so that I can optionally add the Epic at that time if I want. Of course I can always add a story to an epic after the fact.

Works great if an item is not already in an epic.

However once it is, clicking on the Epic Link just takes me to the epic. No option to change or remove.

Jack Community Leader Jun 04, 2019

?? here is what i get...

epic link.jpg

I click to the right, not on the link, and backspace select a new epic.

Ah. Not intuitive. But works. But not intuitive. Does that surprise me? No it does not.

Jack Community Leader Jun 04, 2019

@Robert Meador , if you have some thoughts on how it might be improved you might want to share that with Atlassian thru the feedback link. I know they welcome the input. At least that has been my experience.

Oh yes, they are hearing it.

What I told them was, add an icon or "edit" or something in that gray area when you hover it, to make it clear that there is some interaction available.

Usability 101 :)

Holy guacamole, I was on this for an hour, before this thread! 

I didn't realise all I had to do was click to the side of the Epic link, for the options to move to different epics was displayed.

I agree with OP, simply a small edit icon to the right , or even the word "change" to the right would resolve this.

same issue here - no clue how to add my new story to an epic.

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