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How to efficiently migrate issue+subtasks to epic+issues

Kasper Malfroid Aug 11, 2017

I have a user story with 20+ subtasks.

How can I efficiently change the user story into an epic, and convert the subtasks to user stories under that epic?

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Tarun Sapra Community Leader Aug 11, 2017

1 ) Move  the story to Epic. 

2) Now, you have Epic with 20 sub-tasks, move the 20 sub-tasks using bulk udpate to "story" type.

Before bulk moving sub-tasks make sure the "create" issue screen of the story type has the mandatory field "Epic Link" thus when moving the 20 sub-tasks you can fill the mandatory field "Epic Link" and mention the issue key of the new Epic (step 1)

and it's done! Now you have Epic and 20 linked stories using Epic link field.

Andrew C May 04, 2018

Tarun (or anybody who has done this) - 

In the 2nd step when doing a bulk operation is it initiated from Epic's (which was previously a Story) Subtask menu, as shown in Screenshot 1 below, rather than manually filtering for the subtasks in the "Search for Issues" navigation seen in Screenshot 2 below?

I hope it's the former rather than the latter since the "Search for Issues" options seems really clunky.


screenshot 1: bulk operation is it initiated from Epic

Screen Shot 2018-05-04 at 9.10.26 AM.png


screenshot 2: manually filtering for the subtasks in the "Search for Issues" navigation

Screen Shot 2018-05-04 at 9.19.07 AM.png

Tarun Sapra Community Leader May 07, 2018

Hi @Andrew C

You can click on "open in issue navigator" 4th option in your 1st screenshot and then "Move the issues" from the issue navigator view.

Please read here -

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