Have you installed JIRA Software (JIRA Core + JIRA Agile) in your server?
If yes, you need go to project adminstration page, and add 'Epic' issue type to your workflow scheme.
Then 'Epic' will present in 'Issue type' dropdown when you create a JIRA ticket.
Below are steps to make it happen.
1. Go to JIRA Administration page.
2. Click 'Issues' tab.
3. Click 'Issue types' from left panel.
4. Click 'Add Issue Type' button.
5. Finish the issue type creation, specify the name as 'Epic'.
6. Add the new created issue type to your project workflow scheme.
I think you've misunderstood the question. Adding a new issue type of "x" is not the problem.
I think the question is "if I add an issue type of X, how do I make JIRA Software make it handle like an Epic?" (i.e. appear on side panels, add up strories etc)
Is that right?
I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find a group
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.Start an AUG
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs