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Cloning/Duplicating a task into all existing EPICS in a project

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February 13, 2024

If I create a task in one of my Epics, I want to duplicate or clone the task into all other existing epics within the project.

For example, I want to add "Set Follow-Up Date" as a task in one of my Epics. How do I create the same task for every epic in the project?

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Ignacio Aredez
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February 13, 2024

To duplicate a task into all existing epics in a Jira project, you can either manually clone the task for each epic or use Jira Automation for a more scalable solution:

Manually Cloning Tasks
Clone the Task: Open the task, click "More" (three dots), and select "Clone".
Link to Epic: In the cloned task, update the "Epic Link" to the desired epic.
Repeat: Manually repeat for each epic in your project.

Using Jira Automation
Create a New Rule: Go to Project settings > Project automation > "Create rule".
Set Trigger: Use "Manual trigger" or another relevant trigger.
Add Action: Select "Clone issue" action. Adjusting the epic link for each cloned task automatically might not be directly supported and could require advanced setup or scripting.

Manual cloning is straightforward but time-consuming.
Automation provides scalability but may require advanced configuration or scripting for dynamic epic assignment.
Testing any automation in a test environment first is recommended to avoid unintended effects.
For complex needs, consider Jira's REST API or apps like ScriptRunner for custom scripting solutions.

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