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How to transfer your columns from another project?


Is it possible to create a board in a project with identical columns as in another project? When I select the option to create a board from an existing project, the number of columns does not change.

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John Funk Community Leader Aug 08, 2022

Hi @Іван Андрєєв  -  

What type of project are you using? Team-managed? Company-managed? Jira Work Management? 

Hi @John Funk It is Company-managed. Scrum board.

John Funk Community Leader Aug 08, 2022

Then I would just copy the board and change the board filter to be inline with the issues you want in the new board. 

How you can copy the board? I do not see any options in board menu.

John Funk Community Leader Aug 08, 2022

Can you share a screenshot?

scrum1.pngscrum2.pngscrum3.pngI click on "create a board" and select "scrum" there is a choice of three options, the first creates a project with a board, the second transfers tasks from another project, but does not transfer tasks (I don't need tasks, but the structure itself) I did not quite understand the third.

John Funk Community Leader Aug 08, 2022

No, you don't create a board in this case - you copy it. Go to the list of all boards, search for the board you want to Copy, click the 3 dots to the right of the board and choose copy. 

So I understood, everything worked out. As the board was with tasks, it was copied with tasks. I have several questions
1. Can I delete this board or is it better to wait until the end of the sprint?
2. Can I delete a board created using the "transfers tasks from another project" method
3. When you move this board to another project, won't tasks from the parent project appear here?

John Funk Community Leader Aug 08, 2022

Why are you wanting this second board? How is is different? 

Can you delete the board without hurting anything - sure. 

No, you can't delete the board that way - only through the same path that you copied the board. Just choose delete instead of copy. 

You don't technically move a board, you just change the projects the board is associated with by changing the board filter that is associated with the board. So, if you change the filter to be a different filter that uses different projects, then the board only applies to that project. 

There is no such thing as a parent project in Jira. 

But when deleting the copied board, I get a window with the inscription that there are tasks on the board.delete.png

John Funk Community Leader Aug 09, 2022

Are those tasks also on the board you copied from? In other words, do those tasks appear on at least two boards?  If so, you should be able to delete the board with no worries. 

These tasks are on all copies of the board. And then why does this window appear?

John Funk Community Leader Aug 09, 2022

Normally, you would not have Sprints spanning two different boards. It is just a warning because sprints are built into the board. 

Ok thanks, I'll wait until the sprint is over and delete the boards just in case. The last question is whether the tasks from the next sprint will not be on the copied board?

John Funk Community Leader Aug 09, 2022

It might if the board is a copy. But you should still be able to delete it. 

I will need a board in order to use it in another project in the future and create tasks there so that there is no link to the board from which I copied.

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