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How do I move issues from one project to another project?

Pei Mar 18, 2013

We have mutliple projects, each project may have different Issue Types and different custom fields. Is there a way I can move an issue from one project to another without losing any data?

Thanks,
Pei

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Jacques Mar 18, 2013

Hi Pei,

in order to move the issues you can do what Lucas and Pedro have mentioned, but if your destination project has different custom fields than your source project you will loose their value (in case they were filled in). When you have different workflows with different statuses these will also be (re-)set to a new status. The move process will suggest the new statuses for you to choose the correlation between the different workflows.

In order not to loose the custom field values you have to have the same custom fields in both projects. If you don't want to see these custom fields in the destination project then make sure you don't include them in the edit/view/new screens for the different workflows you have in your destination project.

Depending on how your custom fields are configured (overall scope, only certain issue types, configuration schemes...) you might need to adjust the settings so that they're valid in all projects among which you wish move your issues.

hope this helps,

Jacques.

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Lucas Molenaar Mar 18, 2013
  1. Open issue
  2. Select More Actions --> Move
Daniel Howard Feb 07, 2017

Where on an issue is "More Actions" ?

Open issue

Select More -> Move

Like Premkumar R likes this
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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Mar 18, 2013

Hello,

You can use the Bulk Move (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Modifying+Multiple+('Bulk')+Issues) to move issues from one project to another. But if you don't want to loose data stored in the custom fields, you need to have these fields also mapped to the destination project.

Cheers,

Pedro

Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Mar 18, 2013

Also, if you wish to move just one issue at a time, You can use the More Actions > Move (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Moving+an+Issue)

Adithya Lanka Jan 23, 2019
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Pei Mar 24, 2013

Thank you every body for the responsees and answers.

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Guest Guest1 Jul 24, 2016

Hi to all,

 

In the same spirit, how can i list all the issue that have been moved from one project to another ?

I found an option " project CHANGED" but i didn't knew how to use it.

Can anyone help me please !!

 

Thanks in advance.

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Urmi Bose Jan 16, 2018

Hello,

I am facing the same problem while moving issues from one project to other, the assignee of the former issue remains the same for the moved issue .One workaround is by using Jira lite automation plugin pro version,but it encures additional cost .

Kindly suggest some other fix.

Nic Brough [Adaptavist] Community Leader Jan 16, 2018

Add-ons like Script Runner and Automation are your only possible "fixes".

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Daniel Librić Oct 12, 2018

To be able to move an issue you need permissions. If you do no t have one option more-> move is not visible.

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Vlad Kaminsky Mar 29, 2019

@Pedro Cora 

Regarding your statement below, how do you map custom fields from one project to another project.

I have a project with custom field "Steps to reproduce". I want to map it to "Description" field in the destination project when doing Bulk Update.

"But if you don't want to loose data stored in the custom fields, you need to have these fields also mapped to the destination project."

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