How do I bulk change other type of issues into epics?

We have hundreds of New Feature issues (a custom issue type) that I want to change to be Epics. Naturally, I want to do this in bulk, not one at a time. How can I do this given the required Epic fields are not part of any other issu type (Epic Name, Epic Colour, Epic Status)?

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If you can group the issues that you want to set to a specific Epic with a single search query, you can use the bulk edit option in the issue navigator to change the Epic Link or Epic/Theme of all of them at the same time. Please look here for more details on bulk changes.

If you want to change the issue type of a bulk of issues, you can use the bulk move option to move the issues within the same project, but to another issue-type, in your case Epic. Please look here for more details on this.

Mick, thanks for taking time to respond. Re-reading my original post, I see that I didn't do a good job explaining what I'm trying to do. I used the JIRA term "move" to describe my needs instead of writing that I really want to change New Features into Epics.

I don't simply want to associate stories (or any other type of issue) with an Epic. I'm trying to get rid of the New Feature issue type since JIRA Agile doesn't support a three-tier model of Epic->Feature->Story.

I'll edit my original post to make my intent more clear.

I have the same need. I should add that Jira does support a three tier Epic -> Story -> Sub-task

I'm in the same situation and have to change ~300 issues of another type to type epic. "Epic Name" is making it to a not automatic step. I opened a support ticket to get an answer and pointed to this question, too.

Did you get an answer to your support ticket Maik?


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