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Change Issue Type of Request Type


On Jira Cloud, in the Service desk, I have a Request Type called "Bug" that links to the Issue Type "Bug". I want to change the Issue Type to something else like "Issue".

How can I do that?

Here you see how it's showing me that it's linked to "Bug". It's telling me how to add or edit the linked issue fields, but not how to change the liked issue itself.



Here, you see that during creation of a Request Type, it's asking me which Issue Type it shall use. This is what I would like to change afterwards.




Any ideas?


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Hana Kučerová Community Leader Nov 07, 2020

Hi @Youri Seichter

I don't think this is possible. You need to create a new request type and associate it with the new issue type.

Hi @Hana Kučerová

thank you very much for your reply! I also guessed so, but I just didn't want to accept it :D.

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@Hana Kučerová Hi,
This was possible a couple of months ago when request type management was different.
Now as I understand it is not available

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Hi all, 

Thanks for your feedback here. I'm a product manager from Jira Service Management looking to understand this need a bit better. If you are able to complete this survey it would really help us understand how we might be able to solve this problem for you. 

If you are able to spend 5-10 minutes completing this, it would really help us. 

Click here to open the survey.


Kind regards,



I don't understand why such a feature is not available anymore. Instead of just editing a request type and associating it with a different issue type, I need to delete and create the same request type. :confused

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Thanks @Serhat Demirkol , I understand your sentiments, it definitely should be a feature. We are working on this right now and hope for this to go out in about six months from now. Apologies for the delay, it is a substantial piece of work but is also our highest priority. 

Any questions or concerns, please reach out. 


Best regards,



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@Jehan GonsalkoraleHappen to have an update of when this change will take place? I saw that you mention it's a lot of work to get this done, just wondering how much longer I should be waiting for this change.

Hi @Michael Hart ,

Sorry for the very late response, i didn't see a notification for this. 

We have an early access program for this feature, please sign up here to get it enabled on your instance.

We are aiming for end of year for the full release of this feature. That doesn't mean that the early access feature doesn't work, it just may have some experience kinks that prevent us from releasing it to all of our customers. 

Please sign up, we'd love to hear from you and get your thoughts once you get access. 





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