How to efficiently migrate issue+subtasks to epic+issues

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 Champion 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.

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