How can I clone a board?

I did not find a way to clone a board in the new Jira. How can I do this?

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This is ridiculous. I used to work with copied boards a lot. Now in the new design, there seems to be no way to do this. Is there really no way to do this?

Jack Brickey Community Champion Nov 22, 2017

@Thomas Wrobel, we’re you not able to copy via the view all boards and selecting the board of your choice? To get to the view all boards you click on the magnifying glass (search).

Thanks, @Jack Brickey, you're a life saver. I must say, that under the magnifying glass is not the most obvious or intuitive places in my opinion. But now I have found "all boards", everything is fine. 

Jack Brickey Community Champion Nov 22, 2017

indeed. an example of why I moved to the old UI. I like the new UI in a lot of respects but I miss my menu bar. Part of this is because I was used to it but part because my common tasks are at my finger tips.

I agree, there should also be a "View all boards" from the Project page where the boards are listed as a dropdown in the individual project container boxes towards the top (i.e. the "View all boards" should show up as the last entry in the dropdown). I hunted all over and didn't think to find all board management in the Search context

The new UI is plain sick. How in the world would you expect someone to find that option? :-) 

Where is this mythical "View all boards"?

Jack Brickey Community Champion Jun 07, 2018

@Tom Baker, if on cloud...

click magnifying glass and under the Recent Boards click "view all boards"

Where is "Recent Boards"?


Screen shot please!

Jack Brickey Community Champion Jun 07, 2018

Again, this only applies if you are using the new UI on Cloud. Clicking Magnifying Glass should yield something like this.



OOHHHHHH!!!!  Great. Thank you!

Thanks a lot.... After playing some hide and seek :(

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Jack Brickey Community Champion Nov 20, 2017

I have recently switched back to the old UI but believe if you go to view all boards page you can click on the elipses to the right of the board you wish to copy.

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Tarun Sapra Community Champion Nov 20, 2017

You can copy a board in JIRA. From the "boards" drop down you can click on "View all boards" and from there when you see the list of boards then you can click on the options available for the board and copy the board.

Where is this "Boards" drop-down? I don't see it!

Jack Brickey Community Champion Jun 07, 2018

@Tom Baker, the drop down exists for server but not cloud. At least it used to be on Server so assume it is still there. :-)

Okay, so cloud we can not view all boards, clone boards, etc?

Hi @Tom Baker, you can clone boards but the navigation is different in Cloud. Click on the magnifying glass icon in the blue nav bar on the left, then select "View all boards."  From there, you can select the board you want to copy. As other mentioned above, it's less than intuitive but at least the feature is still there.

Thanks for the feedback. It just seems that with the "new" Jira there is no "Boards" drop down anymore. 

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@Atlasssian - can we get a response for this question please? It has been almost a year.

without this feature - it pretty much makes Jira unusable for me

Jack Brickey Community Champion Sep 18, 2018

@Gavin McMurdo, while i'm not an Atlassian I can try to assist.

What are you looking for here? The original post was about how to copy a board which has been answered? Is that what you are looking for or something else? If something else I would encourage you to create a new question if an answer does not exist. 

Thanks Jack- you sir are a life saver, many thanks!

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