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We are trying to use next-gen features in a Jira project which is forcing us to create a new project with these features (https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirasoftwarecloud/migrate-between-next-gen-and-classic-projects-957974933.html)
The problem is the team really wants to use the old project key. But I can't bring it over as stated here (https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver080/editing-a-project-key-967897188.html#Editingaprojectkey-Post-updatetasks)
Am I just out of luck here?
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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.
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?
@Will Ryan The project key is logged in the data warehouse. When a project is deleted the key stays in the data warehouse. So you would have to contact the JIRA System administrator to remove the project key from the roster so Jira thinks it is a new key.