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epic name issue when moving jiras

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.

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Hello Stefanie,

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.

I think my issue was that the fields were at the bottom of the layout for new issues and I could not see them in the window. User error = needed to scroll :(


I have since fixed the layout.

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