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Sprint cannot be completed due to stories with sub task

In one of my sprints, 3 stories had only a few steps left after development in progress and were in system test.  Due to a holiday offshore and a shortage of resources the team wanted credit for the work done in the current sprint; therefore, I cloned the stories and move the new stories to another sprint.  When trying to complete the current sprint a message received stated that "Sprint cannot be completed for Sprint 41 due to 3 stories have uncompleted subtask.  My question is since I placed the stories in Ready for Production and place the cloned story into the next sprint to finish the work can I move the subtask to the newly cloned stories?

Ex:  ACTXX-01 was in System Test and new testing resource joined the team and needed more time.  Cloned ACTXX-01 to ACTXX-02 same story but ACTXX-01 had subtask that was also in system test. 

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The problem here is that you cloned the story instead of putting it back into a not-done status.

(By the way - " the team wanted credit for the work done in the current sprint" - that's not how Scrum works, you do not get partial credit for failing to complete a story you committed to.  Jira doesn't support you doing that in any useful way)

By definition, an issue cannot complete if it has open sub-tasks, Jira's "can't close sprint" is trying to force you to correct your data, either by getting the sub-tasks into the last column because they are done, or correcting the status of the issue to not-done. 

When you cloned stuff, you took the sprint data with it.  The clones will have to have their status corrected as well, for the sprint to be closable.

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