Limit epics within a board?

Question: why when I'm entering an issue for a specific project / board do ALL the epics show up in the search box, regardless of board?

We use a lot of similar terminology between projects. (There is only so many ways to say "Authentication") So its a real pain when someone adds an issue to an epic and then it vanishes becasue its attached to a completely different board.

How do I turn this behavior off?

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Hello David,

I did another simulation and I believe I could create your scenario. Could you check it out to confirm? I am creating an issue on the project "Dragons 10 (DRX-5)" and on the epic list dropdown both the Epic1(DRX-5) AND Epic1 (TSI) appear.

http://imgur.com/4uWGvJX

If this represents what is happening to you, I can confirm this is the normal behavior. The list will bring all epics independant of which project they belong to because they are treated on the agile boards and allow you to make connections between boards and their content, even though the issues are not connected themselves.

Best regards,

Benito Picarelli

I see what you are saying, but I don't agree that this should be the default behavior. If you are working on one project, on one board, and you are entering issues within the context of that board, then the epic list should be constrained to that board. Otherwise, if you have a lot of similarly named epics (Say "Authentication") then you end up with issues accidentally going to the wrong board and perhaps getting lost. Far better to keep it constrained within the one scope and not "lose" the issue.

I'll just turn that field off for now and we'll drag and drop our issues into their epics manually, but it seems like a bad feature to me. Perhaps I just don't use it like others do.

Is there a way to filter them?

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Hi David,

I did a simulation where I created two project with one epic on each and came to the result in the link below:

http://imgur.com/gmZ3WoP

Could you take a look and see if this is the situation that you are experiencing?

I'm asking this because the second part of your question left me with a doubt. I would like to know if the "vanishes" in your "adds an issue to an epic and then it vanishes" refers to the issue or the epic.

Best regards,

Benito Picarelli

I'm sorry I should have been more specific. The epics aren't showing up cross project on the Boards - only when filling out the Epic dropdown when creating or editing an issue. (at the bottom of the create issue form.)

If I have two projects Project A, Project B, and both have an epic called "Admin Tools" then when I'm entering a task for Project A, the Project B Admin Tools Epic shows up in the dropdown too.

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