Why does the epic name not display for my story in backlog view?

I have a user story that is owned by an epic in another project. When in backlog view, the epic name does not display next to the story point estimate and assignee. However, in the sprint swim lane view, the epic name does display.

Is there a setting that enables cross-project epic names to appear in the backlog view?

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You need to go to the board configuration screen -> Card layout and add Epic to the backlog cards. The Sprint view shows it because the Epic is part of the lane definition.

The issue here is that the Epic itself belongs to one Project while the Story belongs to another.  When viewing the Story in the Backlog view, the associated Epic is not displayed (despite how the board is configured).  It is however displayed in the Board view, just not the Backlog view, which would ease Backlog prioritization and Sprint Planning.  Seems like this is a bug Atlassian needs to fix.

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Valerie I'm New Here Sep 11, 2018


We experienced the problem described above. In our case the solution was to configure the same parameters in Epic as you have in your board filter. (Epic parameters should match the board filter).

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