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Cloning epics and it's children tasks

Hi there,

One of our templates on our client's website requires similar Epics and children tasks as part of an upgrade project (each carline needs to be updated to the new templates). As part of the project I would like to be able to clone the epic and it's children and then able to bulk edit (component, version and URLs). How do I do this? I know how to clone an issue but I really need to clone the epic and its links to it's children tasks.

I have attached a screenshot below to show you what exactly I would like to clone and then bulk edit.


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Mo Atlassian Team Mar 03, 2014

Hi Caroline,

As I just commented on the support request, there is a Feature request for this functionality at

Please vote and watch that issue to be kept updated.

Cheers, :)

That Jira link doesn't work, but its been 4.5 years now and this still doesn't seem to be an option.  Any update?

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Same here, I would like the ability to clone an epic and all of its children tasks.

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Please add this functionality!

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FYI we gave up on waiting for this, and set up Deep Clone which has exactly this functionality.  Hopefully that helps some other folks (developer of that plugin also commented below in the thread).

Epics Map also allows cloning an epic and all its children tasks in Jira Cloud. 

It is a free app that my team has released recently. 

This works great and also good for epic overview/progress

I just added Epics Map to my Jira Cloud instance and received the following error when I tried to clone a next gen Epic. 

An error occurred while cloning the epic

The operation didn't succeed. Some of the issues might not have been cloned. Error details: {"errorMessages":["At least one of 'id' or 'key' is required to identify an issue."],"errors":{}}

I was trying to clone an epic that was created before I installed Epics Map.  Could that have something to do with it?

Hello John,

No, I don't think so. We have identified this error to happen when epic issues (or the epic itself) are/is having issue link(s) to a non-cloned issue. The fix for that particular problem is already deployed on production, so I'd recommend you to try clone your epic with our app once again.

Should it fail again, please send us an email to so we can investigate this issue together and find solution.

Piotr Stefaniak / HeroCoders developer

With our cloud app Deep Clone for Jira you can clone Epics and all of its children tasks.

Don't hesitate to get in touch with us at when you have any questions.

Yes, that's what we ended up going with as our solution and it's working great.  This really does seem like it should be a core functionality of Jira, but I'm very glad your team has solved this for us.

Thank you, Kevin! It's great to hear that our app makes your everyday work easier. That confirms me that we're on the right track :)

As mentioned above: If you experience something negative when working with Deep Clone let us know.

Epic Clone allows you clone Epics and all Related Issues.

A new lightweight app released recently by IJ-Solutions Team.

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