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moving issues from one project to another project



I want to move issues from one project to another.


I've recreated the same fields on my new project but when I try and move its telling me to enter new values for the fields? I thought that if the fields have the same names it should be able to detect it automatically and copy it over?

I noticed that its also showing fields that shouldnt even be on the issuetype?


Any ideas?


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Hi @Hoc ,

What kind of situation?

  • classic project to next-gen
  • classic project to classic
  • next-gen project to classic
  • next-gen project to next-gen

Hey Olllie,

from next-gen to next-gen.

I also tried to use the 'retain' option and that didn't work either.

As far as I know, in next-gen projects, custom fields are completely independent, and you can regard them as different fields.So you need to manually match them during the migration.

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Jack Community Leader Sep 18, 2020


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What did u mean manually match them? As in manually set the value fora each field for each issue?


Thank you

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Since you are mentioning recreating the fields i will assume that you are working with at least one next-gen project. 

Next gen projects are not a good way to work in if you need to move issues between projects. Most data will not transfer between projects and will not be recreated see. 

So expect this data to get lost when you migrate between projects:

  • Custom fields
  • Story points estimation
  • Reports
  • Report history
  • Parallel sprints
  • Project and issue keys
  • Versions and releases

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