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Is there a way to automatically copy version from one project to another?

So a bunch of projects share the same release train.  I would like to be able to create versions in one main project and have those versions copied or automatically created in the other projects.

Is there a way to do that?

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Definitely check out the Version Sync app for Jira Cloud.

Hi @Siree , hi @Aron Gombas _Midori_ ,

I am the product manager of Version Sync for Jira

It's indeed possible to automatically copy versions from one project to others. 

Don't hesitate to get in touch with our support, if you have questions or feedback.

Hi @Siree 

Yes, you may do that with a global / multiple project rule.

For example, let say when a version is created on Project A that you want to also create it in Project B, you would use:

  • Create a global rule in Project A, selecting Projects A and B as included
  • Trigger: Version created
  • Action: Create version
    • Copy the name and/or release date from the triggering version.  At this time, these are the only fields which can be set for a version with automation rules.
    • Under more options, select to create the version in Project B


Best regards,


I tried that but got an error saying it has to be linked to an issue.

I tried the rule I suggested and it worked for me.  Would you please post the error you are seeing, from creating the rule or in the audit log when running the rule?

@Siree @Bill Sheboy  Sorry I'm late to the party - which platforms are you on? I'm trying to do this on cloud. Thanks.

Hi @Kelly Arrey 

I recall that I tried this with Jira Cloud and it worked.

Kind regards,

Thanks @Bill Sheboy, wish me luck!

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Hi everyone! @Bill Sheboy should look like this? It's not working :(


Hi @Ignacio Vera -- Welcome to the Atlassian Community!

What do you observe happening?  And, please post an image of the audit log details as that may provide context for an problems.

Kind regards,

No matter what I change, only updated the source project (where version is created)

Would you please expand to show the details of the audit log for that rule execution, and post that image?

And...please note because this is a multi-project rule, creating versions in either project could trigger the rule.  Please consider if that is what you want, and what "stopping condition" you need to help prevent rule looping.

Also, with Bill's help, I have a working example posted below.

If anyone use Script Runner, you can create a Version listener. Have found this was like find a treasure

Can anyone post a screenshot on how this looks?  I am trying in cloud and am doing something wrong as it will not work.  It worked once and was posting wrong data, when i tried to do it again, not won't create version as expected.

Hi Karri, here's what's working for me on Jira Cloud:

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Additional details in case this helps ... 

@Kelly Arrey why do you have two And Creation Verision where the key is 

Hi @Vin Nguyen , I'm using multiple "And: Create versions" to create new versions in multiple projects.  There may be a better way, and I'm certainly open to suggestion. Hope this helps!


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