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In GreenHopper, an epic is simply an issue of type "Epic", which has a name (e.g. "My Epic") with which other issues can be associated (linked).

You can rename an epic. You can also change the colour of an epic.

(info) Please note:

  • This page only applies to Scrum boards.

  • You will need to have the "Edit Issue" permission in the project(s) to which the issue belongs. 

Renaming an epic

To change an epic's name,

  1. Log in to JIRA.
  2. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.

  3. Your board will be displayed. Click Plan.
  4. If the Epics panel is not shown at the left of the screen, select Tools > Show Epic Panel.
  5. In the Epics panel, hover over the epic you wish to rename, click the drop-down that appears, and select Edit name (see Screenshot 1 below).
  6. Type the new name for your epic, then press Enter.

Screenshot 1: editing an epic

Changing the colour of an epic

To change an epic's colour,

  1. Log in to JIRA.
  2. Click the Agile link's down-arrow in the top navigation bar, then select your preferred board from the resulting dropdown menu.

  3. Your board will be displayed. Click Plan.
  4. If the Epics panel is not shown at the left of the screen, select Tools > Show Epic Panel.
  5. In the Epics panel, hover over the epic you wish to rename, click the drop-down that appears, and select a different colour (see Screenshot 1 above).

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