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How do I remove Nextgen Epic Parents after issue migration back to a Classic project.

I'm experiencing a few quirks following migration back to classic projects for the more robust reporting and permissions structures.


Many of these issues have stemmed from the differences in how Nextgen and Classic projects handle Issue & Epic relationships.


Our Classic projects now show the original Nextgen Epics as "Parent" issues while still allowing links to Classic epics at the same time.

This also causes many issues to not display on the backlog as the board thinks they are a subtask issue type? (Guessing at cause there.)

Here's what it looks like on a board:
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The Classic epic above is shown in its proper place as an epic badge. MT2-6 is the errant "Parent" epic from the issue's old Nextgen project.


Has anyone found a strategy for cleaning these "Parent" links up?

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Facing the same issue here. Any answer from Jira support?

I have experienced the same problem. The problem persists even if you remove the parent from the issue while it is still in a next-gen project. The parent link seems to be preserved when the issue is eventually moved to a classic project, which then causes it to still not to show in the backlog.

  1. Create an issue in a next gen project under an epic. Let's say NG-2
  2. "Move" NG-2 to its own task in order to break the parent relationship. Note the warning in the Move workflow that warns you that the parent relationship will be broken.
  3. Verify NG-2 no longer has a parent epic.
  4. Move NG-2 to a classic project. NG-2 -> OLD-100
  5. View a board on the OLD project with a filter that should include OLD-100.
  6. Notice that OLD-100 is not visible in the backlog.

I too am having this issue!

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