How can I disable clone sub-task prefix?

James Valero
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February 27, 2017

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Cloning an Issue

When cloning an issue with sub-tasks, each subtask is then prefixed with "CLONE." How do I prevent this from happening? I'm cloning a previous deployment task and have to remove "CLONE" from each subtask.

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Nic Brough -Adaptavist-
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February 27, 2017

On server, you can go to admin -> advanced settings and change the property that makes the summary be prefixed with a word.  I'm not sure you can do it on Cloud.

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February 27, 2017

You can.

On JIRA Cloud:

  • go to JIRA Administration > System.
  • you should land on the 'Settings' page.
  • on the 'Settings' page, click the Advanced Settings button.
  • the top entry should be jira.clone.prefix with value = "CLONE - ".
  • click the value field next to jira.clone.prefix (i.e. the bit that says "CLONE - ") to edit and update.
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Gordon Chan
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You are a life saver!

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This is exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

Rebecca Simon
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June 29, 2020

THANK YOU! This has been bugging me for MONTHS and I coundnt figure out how to fix it!

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Is it possible to do the same for a JIRA project when i am the project admin, not a system admin? 

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March 13, 2023

I am looking for a similar thing. Can the prefix be removed at a project level?

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Angie Affolter April 22, 2024

Is there any downside to removing the "Clone" prefix? other than everyone has to agree to it?

 

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April 22, 2024

Hi Angie,

No, there's no downside other than losing the visibility in the summary that the issue is a clone.

I usually leave it in, but have no problem if people choose remove the prefix, as most reports and apps do not really look at the summary to report on cloning, they tend to look at the "is a clone of" link instead, which I think is far more useful.

 

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