I am using jira cloud. I am moving an entire project. Why is the EPIC name required on the move when I specific to retain the original? Is this going to overwrite my epic values to the SAME value for everything I am moving? I can move them one at a time but this seems dumb.
Thank you for reaching out.
The Epic name is required by default to all Epics in your instance. In fact, an Epic can not be created without an epic name, however, once the epic is created and set with any value in the Epic name, the field does not need to be edited anymore.
That being said, I believe that maybe you are facing this error when bulk moving your issues because of the following reasons:
1 - The project that you are moving the issues from is a Next-gen project and the target project is classic. Next-gen does not have the Epic name field, so it is required that you set the Epic name when mapping them to Epics from standard projects.
2 - During the bulk process, you are mapping an issue from standard type (Task, Story, etc) to be an Epic in the new project.
If the information above does not clarify your current scenario, please provide us with the JQL query you are using to move your issues and a screenshot displaying how you are setting the fields during the bulk process. P.S: Make sure you've hidden all the sensitive information from your screenshots before posting it.
A suggestion - if it is as Petter is writing!
I would go ahead moving the issues as well as adding a new text - say "epic". This is of course not how it should be, but I think this workaround is working quite well anyhow - wont take that much extra time.
After moving the issues, the Epic name will be "epic" on ALL epics that was moved from the NextGen to Classic project in Cloud. So how to fix this?
Set up an automation and "bulk fix" it :)
1. Create new Automation and select "Scheduled" as trigger. Add a JQL-question to minimize the number of issues: issuetype in (epic) AND project in (XXX). XXX is the new project.
2. Add a condiction. If: Epic name equals epic
3. Add a action. Edit issue fields. Select Epic name and "copy Summary from Current issue"
4. Run the rule, and all Epic names will once more be what they were in the previous project.
:) Hope it helps!
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