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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 '11 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
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Go to edit the story. From the edit page (popup in my case) you can change the story type to "Epic".

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  • But - how in this case do you set the "Epic Label". I end up with "unnamed" when I do this. Jun 7 '15 at 5:21
  • Didn't work for me (maybe depending on Jira setup of our org).
    – Zaphoid
    Mar 4 at 12:31

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