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Need to move Intiatives along with linked issues

Hello Team,

I have a projects and in that project I have Issues 4 initiatives and for each initiative I have like 10-20 epics and for those epics have Story’s and for those Story has Subtask.


Here I’m trying to move 2 particular intiatives issues along those linked epics and epics related story’s and story related sub tasks 


can you please help me here with the jql query





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Veera Atlassian Team Jan 14, 2020

Hi Phanidhar,

When you move story/task with sub-tasks to a different project, the sub-tasks also will be moved along with the parent story/task. So, you don't have to have a JQL which pulls the sub-tasks for bulk move.

For your requirement, I propose the below method instead of using a single bulk operation.

  1.  Move initiatives first so that it'll retain the Epics under those initiatives after the move.
  2. Move Epics under each initiative in the next iteration. The Epic still holds the Stories/Tasks under it.
  3. Then move stories/tasks under each Epic. Sub-tasks will be moved automatically along with it's parent story/task.

I know it's not straight forward for you, but will be safe to do.

Hello @Veera 

Thanks for your response.

i followed your steps it worked the thing is each initiatives have like 20-30 epics and for those each epics have like 20-30 story’s 

it’s such a pain while doing it. Anyway thank you again for your response 

If jira provides a advance option  like if parent issues move it has to move along with child that would be great




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Veera Atlassian Team Jan 15, 2020

Agree with you @Kumar , it's a pain to move manually when you have a lot of epics linked to an initiative.

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