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How can i easily change projectlead (bulk change) in jira cloud?

How can i easily change projectlead (bulk change) in jira cloud?
Can i use an automation rule for doing this or do i need a plugin?

thanks for feedback.

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4 votes
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Automation can't do it.

As usual Bob Swift's excellent ACLI (Atlassian Command Line Interface) can

You would use updateProject with --lead parameter. To change in Bulk, you could combine that with runFromProjectList 

It would be something like:

acli --action runFromProjectList --regex "ZJIRACLIPROJECTS.*" \
--common "-a updateProject \
--project \"@project@\" --lead \"\" " --continue

Or if you have a list of projects in a CSV where you need to bulk-change the lead, you could do something like this:

acli --action runFromCSV --file newleads.csv --common "-a updateProject \
--project \"@project@\" --lead \"@lead@\" " \
--options setReplacementVariables --continue

This assumes a newleads.csv file that looks like this:



3 votes
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Automation is for changing issues, not project settings.  Also, there's no bulk change for project lead, as there's only one lead per project.

I don't remember seeing any app that would allow you to change the lead for multiple projects in one go, I'd be looking to scriptrunner to write some one-off code for it.

I assume that you've resolved your issue. But maybe someone else will have similar issue. I can recommend using add-ons called  Projectrak - Project Tracking for Jira. 

If you have any question how to do using that, please don't hesitate to contact me :) 

Thank you very much for the recommendation, @Anna Konieczna; however, the bulk change feature is only available for the Data Center/Server version at the moment. 

If @Bruno Staub, you're more curious about our app in its cloud version, you can check it here.


@Huwen Arnone -DEISER-  oh ok. I was thinking that it also works for jira cloud. I'm using server and it works perfect for me :) 

There's a free app I made on marketplace that does just that using CSV.

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Mykenna Cepek Community Leader May 07, 2021

I suspect the Jira API could do it, but that's still writing some code (outside of Jira Automation).

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