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Copy components from one project to another in Jira cloud


On checking the already answered questions, I found we need to write a REST API script to copy components from one project to other -

But, we do not have any technical admins managing Jira in our organization. Is there any other simpler way to perform this activity. For now, the requirement is to copy 335 components from one project to other.

Thank you in advance. 

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Hi @nandhini.chandrasekar

We've used an alternative method before. You had to be a Site Admin to do this, but it worked as required - see this link here.

To get the list of components you could either:

  • Export a list of all issues from the existing project, then cut it down to just the list of components and de-dup it.
  • Copy and paste them out of your instance and clean out the hyperlinks, etc


Hi Stephen,

Thank you for your response. I will try this.

Also, Is it possible to Move Backlog items of Next Gen project to Classical Project in Bulk.?

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Stephen Wright Community Leader Jan 22, 2020

Hi @nandhini.chandrasekar

You can move issues between projects using the bulk issue editor - to do this:

  1. Click on the magnifying glass icon on the left-hand menu and select "Advanced search for issues"
  2. Search for the issues you wish to move across
  3. Once you have these, in the upper-right press the 3-dots options icon and select "Bulk change all X issue(s)
  4. In the next screen (Step 1), select the issues to bulk edit - the checkbox in the title row will select all - then press Next
  5. In Step 2, select Move Issues and press Next
  6. In Step 3, choose which project you're sending these issues to, then press Next
  7. A second part of Step 3 might be populating required fields in the target project or a change in status - if not, just press Next again
  8. Check the details in Step 4 and press Confirm. A loading screen will appear - wait until the move is complete and press Acknowledge.

As you're moving from Next-Gen to Classic there is sometimes some duplication (eg. having to confirm the target project multiple times for the same issue type). Just go through and select for each and it'll be fine.


Hi Stephen,

Thank you. It worked.


Nandhini Chandrasekar

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