A new way to bulk update tickets in Jira Software

👋 Hi community! 

Over the holiday season we quietly released an exciting new feature to you all - the ability to bulk edit in the backlog. This is a new way to update multiple issues at once right from your backlog. 

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What can I do using the bulk edit feature?

From the bulk edit sidebar, you can:
  • Search for any additional fields you may want to edit.

  • Keep, clear, or edit the fields shared across the selected issues - the options for what you can do to different fields will differ depending on the field type and if the field is required.

If you’d like to read about our new bulk edit feature, you can learn more about how to use the bulk edit feature.

Thats not all!

We’re looking to iterate on this feature already. There are a couple of fields that are still being added, but they’ll be there soon. Stay tuned for even more improvements in this space! 

With this update to your Jira Software backlog, you can stay in context while updating multiple issues at once. Try it out in your project and let us know what you think in the thread below :point_down:

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Daniel Franz - JXL
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January 8, 2024

Thanks for the update, this looks great Emily! Looking forward to trying it out.

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Yatish Madhav
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January 9, 2024

This is great - thanks @Emily Ditchfield  - I know for sure that our Sprint managers are going to find this feature helpful to them! I look forward to more like this ...

Quick question - for this and the other bulk edit from the issue navigator, how can i append or remove from a multi user or multi select field but keep the rest of the items in the field untouched? Eg - I have issues A, B and C ... and each of those issues have a multi select field with random options already selected on them. Now I want to add an addition option selected on top of those already selected or remove an option IF it is selected on them?

Is this possible through the bulk edits in any way?

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Hrithik J January 9, 2024

I have used it today and it is really great feature !! 

Thanks Atlassian !!

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Kelly Lillis January 18, 2024

YAY!!!!

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Emily Ditchfield
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January 22, 2024

@Yatish Madhav Thanks for your question! At the moment this is only possible for labels, components and multi version fields. If you're keen to see this extended to custom fields there is a JAC ticket currently open here tracking interest in the ability. 

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Yatish Madhav
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January 22, 2024

Thanks @Emily Ditchfield I have up-voted, watched and commented on that ticket ...

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Apryl Harris February 5, 2024

I don't see this feature in my backlog. Has it rolled out to all Cloud instances? When do you anticipate it will be rolled out to all Cloud instances?

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Bernd Anderer February 5, 2024

This does look pretty good :-)

One question about Bulk Change though - why is it, that I can not Bulk edit „Resolution“?

This would be very helpful …

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Emily Ditchfield
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February 5, 2024

Hi Bernd, glad you like the feature!

Resolutions are set as part of an issues status change and workflow, and therefore can’t be edited in the bulk edit flow. You can instead use bulk transition, which is available on the backlog from “Bulk change” in the contextual menu (the right click menu). You will need to set up a post-function for your transitions. You can read more about how to do this here.

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Bo Zhao
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February 5, 2024

Looks pretty cool, can't wait to try it out!

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Emily Ditchfield
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February 5, 2024

Hi Apryl! We've recently rolled out to our release track users, so this feature should be available to you. However, your site admin is also able to control access to bulk change capabilities. If you still don't have the feature available I'd suggest investigating if this is the case. You can read more about this global permission setting here.

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Bernd Anderer February 5, 2024

Hi @Emily Ditchfield ,

thank you for your explanation. Technically I understand that. 

While, as an Admin, I don't like it :-)

This is a very painful procedure for updating such an important attribute.

In case you are having an empty backlog .... that would be something to consider 😅

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Michael Evangelista February 6, 2024

I thought I didn't have the feature, until I realized you have to _hover_ to show the checkboxes to left of the Issue ID in the backlog. Then you can select one or more of them, and then, the bulk edit is available. Very slick (though maybe not entirely intuitive) now that I can see it. Thank you @Emily Ditchfield and Atlassian.

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Summer.Hogan
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February 7, 2024

Thank you @Emily Ditchfield! I'm already loving this feature! 

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stuart
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March 7, 2024

Really nice feature. Now, how do I restrict usage?

Emily Ditchfield
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March 10, 2024

Hi @stuart! You can restrict it's usage by changing the global permissions, you can read more about how to do this here.

Rama Krishna March 21, 2024

this is cool....

 

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