How to bulk change project type?


We are planning to migrate from JIRA 6 to JIRA Software.  We have 53 legacy projects that we wish to keep as type 'Business'. They will be converted to type 'Software' by default and then I will have set each one individually back to type 'Business'.

Can I change project types in bulk? Perhaps by running a script?

Best regards


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You can write a groovy script to update the project type using this API method

com.atlassian.jira.bc.project.ProjectService.updateProjectType(ApplicationUser, Project, ProjectTypeKey)

It could be something like:

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.project.ProjectService;
import com.atlassian.jira.project.type.ProjectTypeKey
def type = new ProjectTypeKey("Business")//not sure about the exact type string
def ps = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(ProjectService.class)
def projectKeys = ["PI", "MTP", ....]
	ps.updateProjectType(user, ps.getProjectByKey(p),type); 

Thanks for your answer. Since I have 53 projects, it would be nice to populate list projectKeys programmatically. Do you know how I could do that please?

You can get them like this (of course then you need to filter some of them probably in case you don;t have to change the type of all projects):

import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor;
import com.atlassian.jira.project.ProjectManager;
def pm = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(ProjectManager.class)

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