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Is there now way to reuse a Project Key on a new project?

We are trying to use next-gen features in a Jira project which is forcing us to create a new project with these features (


The problem is the team really wants to use the old project key. But I can't bring it over as stated here (


Am I just out of luck here?

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Mikael Sandberg Community Leader May 02, 2019

Hi Will,

Welcome to the Atlassian Community.

The only way to reuse a project key would be if you delete the existing project. Once you use a project key, it is tied to that project.

Thanks, Mikael for the help!

Hi! I just tried this in Jira Cloud and it didn't work - I deleted the "Erika Demo 2" (key: ED2) project, went to create a new project with the ED2 project key, and it gives an error saying "Project 'Erika Demo 2' uses this project key".  I'm wondering if the 60 days in the trash needs to pass before it can be reused? 

Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Feb 12, 2021

@Danielle Bonneau No, you do not have to wait 60 days, just go into the trash and delete the project. then you should be able to reuse the key.

Like Finn Merlett likes this

OH I see, thank you Mikael! That worked.

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