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Hi Atlassian Community
I am having a problem when trying to clone an Epic and all it's child issues.
What I am doing to clone:
I have attached some pictures below as an example.
Can someone please explain why the issues under the Epic aren't cloning over and how I can fix this?
Thanks in advance!
Pic 1: The Epic I am cloning with the 'Include child issues' check box selected.
Pic 2: The cloned Epic showing no cloned issues.
Hi Community, I am not sure how to pump this issue up the chain so I am commenting instead.
I have the same issue with clone epics with child issues. While I appreciate there is an external app for that, it's an option within the program to do so. But it doesn't work.
Appreciate if the team will look over this.
I have the same issue - very frustrating...
As a "work around", I've set up automation so that every time I open a new EPIC with specific words in the title, it automatically opens the same child issues.
It's not the solution as it's still not cloning the EPIC but it's better than nothing.
Hi @Melissa Lato,
I am not sure if this works with Jira Automation, sorry. But if you don't find a solution, you could try Deep Clone for Jira.
With our app it is possible to link to the cloned parent when bulk cloning several issues at once. You simply select the desired outcome in the Bulk Clone dialog.
I understand that most of you don't want to install a Marketplace app for this use case. However, if someone is urgently looking for a solution, I would like to refer to our Jira cloud app Deep Clone for Jira.
With our app you can clone epics and larger issue trees, including their child issues.
Deep Clone is free for instances with up to 10 users.
You can also try to clone epics using Jira Automation: https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-questions/Cloning-Epics-including-stories-Jira-Automation/qaq-p/1969797
Or search for alternative solutions in the Atlassian Marketpalce: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/search?hosting=cloud&product=jira&query=clone%20epics
Hello, I find this very dissapointing, not being able to clone an epic with everything in it.
Moreover the solution of using an external app to do this basic task seems for me unacceptable.
What is the point of spending tens of thousands of $ on a software that cannot do basic stuff??
If you are able to convine your management to exert pressure on Atlassian, that would be good. I couldn't do that. In this forum there are issues which celebrated their 18th birthday without any response of Atlassian. They simply don't care as long as the customer pays.
And that's not the only basic stuff Confluence isn't capable of. Ever tried to use Compare Versions of a page? This just works for very tiny changes. If you are using macros and more difficult changes the Compare function is just unusable. But Atlassian doesn't care for that either.