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Atlassian, I´ve spent YEARS administering JIRA and NOW I DO NOT KNOW HOW TO CREATE A NEW PROJECT based on EXISTING PROJECT!

Where is the option???

Thank you.


Vikrant Yadav Community Leader Apr 29, 2021

Hi @Carnegie Technologies Belgrade ScriptRunner provides an option to mimic existing project . 

I am not going to use 3rd party solutions.

Did atlassian remove the feature???

Like Antônio Duarte likes this

So, it sucks that Atlasian screwed this up. However, I'm into "easy" and the Deep Clone add-on for $5/month allows this. You can even just clone your existing project using the free trial if this is a one-off.

With the new change to Create Project, I have to do this:

1. Projects > Create Project

2. Pick any template.

3. Click "Use template"

4. Click "Select a company managed project"

5. Select "Share settings with an existing project"

6. Select the project you want to base it on.

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Kathy Hart Community Leader Aug 13, 2021

Great answer, @Ryan 

Your answer is correct. 

And it is ridiculous that you have to go through all the steps to select a template and all that only to ditch the whole thing in the last step when you select an existing project. 

Selecting an existing project should be available at step 2: (like it used to be) Select a template OR copy an existing project. 

If anybody knows of a feature correction ticket in Atlassian Jira Support to change this, I will gladly vote for it. 

I'm going to look for one. If I can't find one, I'll make one. 


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Hi @Ryan

I just saw your answer as I was searching for exactly the same issue.

I followed your instructions but it seems like there is no way to select a company managed project (no option provided anymore since new creation process screens).

Is there any tricks ? or is this a chargerable feature (we currently are in "standard" billing plan)

Thanks in advance for you answer if you have any idea.

Like Alex Kulagin likes this

You're right!  It looks like the process has changed, and that there's no longer a checkbox for that.  The documentation has not been updated either.

I did go ahead and made a project based off an existing one, and it created a company managed project. I'm not sure if that's because the project I based it off of was company managed, or if it was some other reason.

I'll poke around more once we get a sandbox set up properly if there's no answer by then.

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@Emeric Fillatre 

I take it back.  It looks like some templates do not allow a choice and are always company managed (like Bug Tracking), but other projects, like a Scrum project will give you the option.

So having a similar problem here. I followed the steps outlined above and select a local project but my Sprint Board was not created in the new project. My assumption was if you selected an existing project all setup and configurations would come over. Does not appear to be that way?

Kathy Hart Community Leader Oct 11, 2021

There are specific things that do not get copied. 

Components are not replicated

People, does not copy, you have to add your groups anew. 

You'll want to check your issue layouts. 

And, Sprint boards as you say. 

@David C an Item I opened sometime ago but still has no answer. This has been an ongoing conversation within Reece.

Is there any update to this? I want to create new projects using configurations from old projects. Still not sure how to do this ?!?!

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