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Can I reuse a branch which hosted a pull request?

Suppose I create a branch B, make some changes, push it, then create a pull request against master. Once that pull request has been absorbed into master, can I resync B with master and then reuse it for a new pull request?

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Ben Stuart Atlassian Team Jan 29, 2018

Hey Skip, 

 

If this is for Bitbucket Server, the branch will not be removed from Bitbucket and certainly not from you local copy after a merge occurs. You can always reuse that branch if you'd like or remove it. In Bitbucket Cloud we wont' remove the branch after a pull request is merged unless you use the "Close branch" checkbox during pull request creation. Hope that helps! 

When I tried to this exact thing, the second PR shows all the commits and ends up in conflict

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BillyP Community Leader Jan 29, 2018

Here's an article too that I use when working with Feature Branches :)

https://www.atlassian.com/git/tutorials/comparing-workflows/gitflow-workflow

 

Cheers!

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