Unlink Story from Epic

Is there a way to remove a story that was created within an Epic? I would like the story to still exists but is just not be included in that epic anymore. Thanks!

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Hi Kelsey,

Simply edit the Epic Link field and set it to empty in your Story.

That should do it.

Best regards,

Peter

Thanks for the response, Peter! Strangely enough, the Epic Link field in the Story is already blank (it was actually never populated). And I am not familiar with using a scrum board...

Hi Kelsey,

Are you currently using the Jira Agile or Greenhopper (old version) plugin?

Or are your Epics defined any other way?

How are you currently managing Stories and Epics?

Best regards,

Peter

I am not sure :), I have both "Agile" and "Greenhopper Help" links available under the dropdown under my name. We have not used boards besides dashboards, and we created the epic via the dashboard and then the issues from within that.

Could you post a full screenshot of your Epic and all the stories that are linked to that Epic? And indicate which story you want to remove from the Epic?

I don't want to give you wrong advice based on my own assumptions, a screenshot would probably clear certain things up.

Best regards,

Peter

I've tried posting it a few times... will keep at it!

Hi Kelsey,

I got your screenshot.

So your Stories are linked to your Epic through an issue link.

Do you have any options if you hover over the Stories in the Epic issue? (does it show a cog icon on the left? ) Or even a trashcan icon?

Best regards,

Peter

if it doesn't work, just send it to peter.vandevoorde at gmail dot com

Yes, a trashcan shows up on the far right of the story line

Thanks Peter! I was hesitant to try clicking the trashcan, but that worked!

Best,

Kelsey

Super :)

Could you please accept my answer?

This will signal that your question has been answered

Best regards,

Peter

You can do this easily in the planning view of your scrum board.

Simply select the story in your backlog so you see the issue detail view on the right side of the page, go to the Epic Link field and click on the x next to the Epic name.

Best regards,

Peter

Hi Kelsey,

Simply click on the trashcan, this will remove the link between the Story and the Epic.

Best regards,

Peter

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