How to undo bulk changes?

I created a bulk update to the AC portion of all stories - and didn't realize it would not be additional to the AC but actually replace the AC verbiage.

Is there a way to undo this bulk change?  Without having to go and update all 100 stories?


Thank you

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Thanks,  they all had different verbiage - I was just hoping to make an addition to all - but now I know it replaces not adds - lesson learned...

Unfortunately, there's no rollback for changes done on JIRA issues either on Bulk Edit or just a single issue. All this change generates an entry in the JIRA issue history (for the issue's integrity) so generating a rollback would not make any sense. 

Your best bet would be to bulk-edit them again to previous value.

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This just bit me today. I was in a new view of my story backlog, with nothing selected, created an epic, and dragged ONE story to that epic. Somehow, this was treated as if I dragged EVERYTHING, and it blew up weeks of meticulous planning and mapping of epics and stories, which are used for reporting into our PMO and executives. The fact that Jira does not have an "Undo" feature is simply unfathomable for a product offered in 2018. If I am in a position to influence future decision about which product tracking to use, it will not be an Atlassian product.

The idea of "undo" won't really help you here, you need to understand what you did and how the software understands what you asked it to do. 

I am not sure what you mean be "this was treated as if I had dragged everything" - what "everything"?  What did you drag into the Epic and what actually got moved into it?

Here are steps to repeat my issue:

- I logged in

- I opened my usual "story backlog" view

- I clicked in the link in the left column to create a new epic

- I dragged a single story (no other stories were highlighted in blue, nor was there a red badge with a "bulk move" ticket count)

- Jira then re mapped my entire backlog to this new ticket, i.e. it acted as if I did a bulk move (when I know better not to do that)

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