How do I copy attachments when cloning an issue?

When automatically cloning an issue the attachments from the original issue do not get copied to the cloned issue.

Is there a way to configure this functionality?

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Nick Menere Community Champion Feb 08, 2017

Hi Kristin,

Unfortunately attachments aren't yet supported in the Clone Issue action. I have raised an issue to track this -

We are currently working on some high priority items so we wont get to for a little bit but you aren't the first person to ask for it so we will try to get to soon.




Co-founder at Code Barrel

Any progress on this?

Nick Menere Community Champion Nov 06, 2017

Hi Jordan,

Unfortunately this hasn't reached the top of the priority list yet.



Is there any update on this?

Nick Menere Community Champion May 15, 2018

Hi Kristin,


Unfortunately we haven't gotten to this yet. Though having recently implemented IF/ELSE support, added a bunch of Software Support and improved smart fields, this is now our most popular issue.


While I can't make any promises on delivery this issue is definitely front of mind.


I'll update this post once we implement it.




Hi Nick,

Do you have any update on this one?



Nick Menere Community Champion Sep 18, 2018

Hi Pieter,


This is now available in Server (but not Cloud).

To do this, add the Attachment field and select copy from issue:Screen Shot 2018-09-19 at 1.13.02 pm.png

In terms of Cloud, this is still on our radar but it is a LOT more complicated.

Hope that helps.



Unfortunately we are using the Cloud version. Is there anything I can do to help get more attention for this issue? 

Best Regards,


Nick Menere Community Champion Sep 20, 2018

Hi Pieter,

I've linked this post to that issue and that helps us understand the demand for feature requests (we count the links).

Unfortunately we can't give any guarantees when this will get done.




Woohoo!! I'm so excited to use the new "Copy Attachments" feature in the Server edition. My users will be excited too!! Any chance you will also implement a "Move Attachments" option?

Hi Nick,


is it possible to clone/move the Attachment from a Comment to the related issue?


If i use {{issue.attachment}} or {{trigerIssue.comment.last.body}} i just get a empty thumbnail.

Hi @Nick Menere - is this going to be available? I need to clone the attachment to another project as well - Please let us know if it is possible now or should we use another plugin for this?

Using JIRA Server and was looking for this same function. Worked perfectly for me, thanks @Nick Menere 


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