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Links is Epics are lost after moving to another project

Hi Team,

We recently moved Epics to new project with  "Feature" issue type. The Story links are lost. 

We have links in our Test Env as below. Example in Snip: TWS-2997 is linked to GROOT-1564 with "issues in Epic" link type. 

Now how to fetch Epic with all those Story linked to it? So that we can manually update it in our PROD project.



Any help/suggestion much appreciated.




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Trudy Claspill Community Leader Nov 28, 2022


When you moved the Epics to the new project did you change their type from Epic to Feature? 

If you look in the History for the moved Epic you should see entries for each time a child issue was added to it, which will include the issue key for the child issue.


I see this entry in history.. but what about links? those are removed with no notification?

Trudy Claspill Community Leader Nov 29, 2022

As per the documentation when you move an Epic and keep it as an Epic issue type it will remain linked to its child issues. No other issue type has that relationship with child issues through the Epic Link field, so when you changed the issue type also it loses the ability to show the Child Issues/Issues in Epic section.

In Jira Cloud I see entries like this in the History tab of an Epic that has been moved to a non-Epic issue type. These are the entries that show an issue being made a child of the Epic before it was moved.

Screen Shot 2022-11-29 at 7.23.14 AM.png

I don't have access to a Jira Server/Data Center environment to confirm the same type of entries would exist there.


You might try running a filter to search for

"Epic Link" = <new issue key> 

"Epic Link" = <old issue key>

...just in case the Epic Link field in the child issues was not cleared.

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Mark Segall Community Leader Nov 28, 2022

Hi @Anuradha - Can you confirm the source/target project types?  Are they Team or Company Managed?

If either are team managed projects, you're going to lose the links and not be able to cross-link the Epics. 

Trudy Claspill Community Leader Nov 28, 2022

@Mark Segall 

The post is tagged as jira-server. Assuming that is correct, Team Managed projects are not possible there.

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Mark Segall Community Leader Nov 28, 2022

Good catch!

Hi, Its is company managed project. 

Yes, their type changed from Epic to Feature.


did you manage to check on this? @Mark Segall @Trudy Claspill 

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