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Uploading Epics, Stories in new JIRA (Next-Gen)

I am trying to use the Issue Import utility to create stories, epics in JIRA. We moved our projects to the new, improved JIRA and using next-gen boards. When I upload and try to link the CSV fields to the corresponding JIRA fields, I don't see corresponding fields on JIRA such as EPIC Name, EPIC Link or Parent Id. I figure I would need those in order to establish the relationship between Stories - Epics in the CSV and link the same. Please advise.

Is there any other way for me to link Epics to Stories while uploading a CSV with that list

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Atlassian Team
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Oct 29, 2018

@Abhijith Jayakumar we don't have the ability to do this in an automated way right now. We will look to rectify this. Thanks for your feedback

Hello @Eoin is there any news about this issue?

@Eoin We are also looking to do this, or once we have imported from a CSV to bulk assign epics to stories.  Are either possible? If not, where to they fall in your backlog?  Thanks!

@Eoin Any updates on this... Last update looks to be a year ago.  

@Eoin Any updates on this?

@Eoin , is this likely to be looked at anytime soon?

Any updates on this issue?

any updates on this?

Hi @Eoin when can we expect this to be released?

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Atlassian Team
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Jan 19, 2020

@Abhijith Jayakumar whilst we have been making a lot of improvements with work assignment in the product, improvements to the import tool around issue linking are further down our backlog. In the meantime, we are just about to facilitate the bulk adding of issues to an epic in the Backlog view by adding an epic panel (if you are familiar with classic, you may have used this in the past). I realise this doesn't solve your issue but hopefully it will be a better workaround. The epic panel will start rolling out at the end of the month

@Eoin Just seen this; thanks for the update.

@Eoin To Atlassian product owners: The inability to migrate classic issues to next-gen projects (even if it's a difficult process) blocks my organization from using Next-Gen projects. A migration path is a critical feature for driving adoption.

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Hi @Eoin 

Is this available yet and if so where would we find the Epic panel?



Atlassian Team
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Apr 15, 2020

Hi @peter.casey - we are rolling it out at the moment. I can have it turned on for your instance if you want to send your instance name to - thanks!

Any updates of this feature?

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Atlassian Team
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Nov 16, 2020

This is currently being tracked as a feature request under

Same issue. Trying to import a CSV from a Next-Gen export on one Jira Cloud Instance to another Cloud Instance empty Next-Gen.

The Issue type was mapped to Issue Type

Screenshot 2020-01-15 18.40.59.png


The Field mapping maps Issue type of Epic in the CSV to Epic in the new board.

Screenshot 2020-01-15 18.40.44.png

Not only can we not link Tasks to their Epics, but the Epics actually don't import for me (I'll raise a support ticket)

Screenshot 2020-01-15 18.46.22.png

Note: I tried the parent ID linking. Seems the Issue Id, Parent Id and Issue Type settings only work for task to subtask mapping.

And here I am a year later trying the same thing. And it's still sad. I don't know why I was expecting it to be any different.

Thanks, @Eoin for the response!

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