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Is there anyway to clone issues to another project without paying for a plug in?

I need a way to create a template of issues for a number of projects but I can only find paid for plug-ins which will be attached to each license so this becomes a ludicrous amount of money when only 3 people would need to use it.  I've also found a way of importing a CSV file but if there are sub tasks we will need to change all id's to be unique every time which again is time consuming.

Are there any free plug ins that do this?

Any help would be appreciated.

Many Thanks

Tracy

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Could you clone the issues, and then do a bulk Move operation to the new project?

Is there a way to clone issues?  I can only find project level but this doesn't take over the issues.

I have found how to clone an individual issue, so this might have to be the way to go if you can't bulk clone

There are free plugins which will allow you to Bulk Clone issues:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1210727/bulk-clone-basic-for-jira

If you used this you could then do a bulk move to the new project after cloning.

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Thank you, I'll have a look but a quick look shows there is a fee per licence and we have a lot of licences.

The Bulk Clone Basic is pretty cheap ($500 for 10,000 users on the Server version).  Are you using Server or Cloud Jira?

We're server based.  Is the app that copies issues cheap per licence?  I wonder if we're paying for the plug in, it might be best to get the one that does what I'm actually looking for.   There were a few, can you recommend one?

I can't recommend one I'm afraid, but the Bulk Clone seems to be popular and have good reviews.  Also not that pricey for the Professional version, which allows you to move to new projects too:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1213028/bulk-clone-professional-for-jira

There's also Epic Clone Pro, which is slightly more expensive:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/apps/1222030/epic-clone-pro

I suggest you trial each one and see which you prefer.

This is embarrassing that this product does not perform this basic functionality. Tracy I feel for you - having to search through apps and deal with extra installs for one operation that was around in VisiCalc or excel spreadsheets form day 1.

Not sure I follow the product manager or marketing specialist on this one.

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