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How can I automate the clone of issues with attachments and comments to another project?

I need to move issues from Project A to the Project B automatically when status is changed.

I would like to create a rule that does the following:

Designer changes status from Prod grooming to Team Backlog status In project A > Deep clones issue (with attachments and comments) to Project B.

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John Funk Community Leader Jul 09, 2021

Hi @Johnson Aduri  - Automation is always a good route to go - but you can't include Deep Clone actions in Automation right now. However, you can in transition  post functions in the workflow. So you can probably do a combination of the two to achieve your results. 

@John Funk 


Thanks for showing up. I have seen your comments on one of the post in the community. I don't see Deep Clone in the post function. I am using Jira Cloud. 


Go to Settings > Issues > Workflows

Search for the Workflow and click on Edit

Click on the transition where you would like to do the Deep Clone. This will popup a  box to the right. Click on Post functions

Then Click on Add Post function

Then Select Deep Clone and follow the prompts there. 

I don't see Deep Clone in the post function. I am using Jira Cloud. 


John Funk Community Leader Jul 09, 2021

Deep Clone is an add-on that you will have to get through the Atlassian Marketplace. You can certainly try it on a trial basis for a month. 

Once installed you will see a post function simply labeled as Deep Clone. 

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@John Funk  Thanks again.


Do we have any option other than that. At least moving bulk issues from project A to project B with the help of automation. 


I used clone function in Jira cloud by automation but it doesn't carry attachments, Comments, Components and releases with it. Any suggestions. 

Without add-on i will go with the REST API to copy field that automation doesn't handle. May be you can automate all this stuff by asking Automation to send a webhook that you will receive and use some code to copy all field you need based on the issue key of the webhook.

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John Funk Community Leader Jul 09, 2021

As Mohamed said, the only other way would probably be through the API, although I have never done that.  :-(

@Mohamed Benziane  Can i have some more information on this. 

@John Funk  Same here John. 

@Johnson Aduri You can take a look at this article

Basically i will add an action to your current rule that will sent a webhook to an endpoint of your choice then with the information you receive on this endpoint, use the api to copy and past the informations(attachment, comment...) on the new issue.

I can't try this for now. You just need to have a endpoint and a mechanisme that will read all information send to this endpoint

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@Mohamed Benziane  Thanks for the Information. 


I am the product manager of Deep Clone for Jira.

You can read more about the Deep Clone post-function in our documentation.

If you have questions or feedback about our app, don't hesitate to get in touch with us.

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Did you look at the automation ? You could try to create a rule that suit your requirement

@Mohamed Benziane 


Thanks for response. I have tried using Automation.  But the cloned issue doesn't carry the attachments, comments, components and Releases with it.  Can you suggest me any of the other methods. 



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