Is it possible to transfer/export an existing classic project in Jira into a next-gen project?

Kenny Caldwell
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September 30, 2019

I am a project manager that is looking to utilize the Roadmap feature that is available for next gen projects, but most of our projects are classic projects. Is there a way to export an existing project into a next-gen project? 

Any insight or tips are welcome. 

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Angélica Luz
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October 1, 2019

Hi Kenny,

Thank you for reaching out to Atlassian Community!

It’s possible to migrate from classic to next-gen by bulk moving tickets from one project to another.

Next-gen are independent projects, so you can only move tickets, other things like custom fields, active sprints won’t be moved.

Things to keep in mind if you migrate from classic to next-gen

Next-gen projects and classic projects are technically quite different. Here's a few things to consider when you migrate from a classic software project to a next-gen software project:

Active sprints: Sprints in progress in your classic project won't move to your next-gen project. Issues that were in the active sprint in your classic project will be in the backlog of your next-gen project.

Epic links: Links between epics and other issues (Story, Bugs, Tasks, etc...) in your classic project won't exist in your next-gen project. The issues themselves will still exist, but the links between them won't.

Custom fields: These must be recreated in your new next-gen project.

Story points estimation: This data will be lost, however you'll be able to start using story points estimation by enabling the Estimation feature in your next-gen project.

Reports: Data for your project's Velocity report won't be saved. The Velocity report will show that no points were completed in past sprints.

Report history: All reporting history is lost in this migration process. The Burnup report and Velocity report won't be migrated.

Project and issue keys: Project keys are unique and can never be reused in Jira. If you migrate your issues to another project, they will get new keys and the new project must have a different key of its own. If you migrate your issues using the process above, Jira will automatically redirect any links to your old issue keys.

You can find all the details on the documentation below:

Regards,
Angélica

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