Copy project with no data

Madeline Asmus
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May 27, 2021

How can I copy an existing custom project such that it does not include the data and I will allow me to modify screens, workflow, notifications and anything else custom,  without changing the project that it was copied from. 

I've used the 'Built-in-scripts' to copy a project, but the resulting project appears to be 'sharing' the same workflow, scheme and screens.   

I want to start with one project to save time, and then modify the new project to slightly different specifications. 

 

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Daniel Ebers
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June 4, 2021

Hi @Madeline Asmus

what you described is the advantage many admins see from copying a project using "Built-In Script" to keep a clean, tidy and uncluttered Jira instance by having as less as possible diverging configuration.

However, your use case indeed can be valid - you would just need to use 'stock' Jira feature to create a new project.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver/creating-a-project-938846813.html

Doing so, new configuration is created, that is mainly not shared (except for a few things like Permission Scheme, for example). So you are more flexible by doing so. If you want to share a single element (like a workflow) you could still do it.

I agree, when using Built-In Script you would have to create new configuration and assign it one by one to the new project which could take more time in this case than to use the 'stock' feature.

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Daniel

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Alexander Bondarev
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May 27, 2021

Hi, @Madeline Asmus !

Welcome to the Community!

As I know it is impossible to do out-of-box. And I believe that it is cool feature and great practice to re-use schemes. 

But I get your case - try to search external apps, for example, ScriptRunner for Jira can copy projects with Built-in-Scripts.

Madeline Asmus
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May 31, 2021

Hello Alex,

I did use Scriptrunner and my question is did it give me a project that is sharing the original projects screens/schema/fields,  because it sure does looks like it. 

If I I tailor the new project - it looks like I would be changing the original project. 

Is there a way to copy the project so it doesn't share, but makes it's own instance. 

It seems like this would be a common practice.  I've worked with Oracle databases for well over 10 years,  and it's frustrating for me not having the dba access to look under the hood at what is provided.    

Thanks,

Madeline. 

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