How do I convert a story in Jira into an epic?

I am having the exact problem that this person is having: http://forums.atlassian.com/message.jspa?messageID=257348581

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    As you might have noticed people in the forums ask the poster to supply more information such as screenshots, logs, plugins. You could do that, too.
    – slhck
    Mar 18, 2011 at 16:03

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You can do this through the More Actions dropdown:

  1. On the Story Page, select the "More Actions" dropdown
  2. then choose the "Move" option
  3. On the following dialog you'll be able to change the issue type to an epic

Go to edit the story. From the edit page (popup in my case) you can change the story type to "Epic".

  • But - how in this case do you set the "Epic Label". I end up with "unnamed" when I do this. Jun 7, 2015 at 5:21
  • Didn't work for me (maybe depending on Jira setup of our org).
    – Zaphoid
    Mar 4, 2021 at 12:31

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