Can you bulk edit the epic link field?

When I try to bulk edit issue epic link shows as an available option but there is nothing to edit (no text box or drop down). Am I missing something pretty obvious?

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The Epic Link field is a calculated field (i.e. it's not real or stored in the database), it exists purely to allow JQL searches to search for issues linked to a parent issue. The actual link between an Epic and its stories is implemented using an issue link, not a field. There's no way to edit this link directly.

Thanks,
Shaun

Thanks Shaun. Not the answer I was hoping for but helps me figure out my migration plan

Shaun, how might I recreate the link between an Epic and a story with a query into the db? I'm struggling to see how the issuelink table works.

I've found that if you're in the backlog view and using JIRA Software, you can highlight issues and drag to "Issues without epics" under the "Epics" sidebar. This is limited to issues 'unresolved' though. 

Hope that helps a little.

I solved this issue by using the Project Automation Plugin.

 

I ran a scheduled automation JOB that updated the results of a JQL query to update the EPIC link to the new EPIC that I wanted.

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