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Is It Possible to Move Issues Between Jira Projects?

Learn how to move issues between Jira projects. This article will give you the lowdown on how to do this, and more.
By 

Brody Hall

 on June 30, 2022. 
Reviewed by 

Siphokazi Mdidimba

A project in Jira is a collection of tasks that need to be completed to achieve a specific goal. Tasks can be assigned to team members and can be tracked as they are completed. The project manager can use Jira to create reports on the progress of the project and track any potential roadblocks.

How to Move a Task to Another Project in Jira

When you're working on a project in Jira, you may find that a task is better suited for another project. Perhaps the task is outside the scope of the current project, or it's something that needs to be completed by someone else in your team. In such cases, you can move the task to another project in Jira.

To move a task to another project:

  1. From the issues view screen, select the three-dotted "Settings" option.
  2. From the dropdown menu, select "Move."
  3. Choose the project where you want to move the task.

Jira is a great way to manage documents and organize files, but there are other methods to help you keep your files in order. To find out more, check out our posts on improving document management or organizing files better.

Can Issues in Jira Be Moved in Bulk?

Yes, you can move issues in bulk from one project to another in Jira. To do this, simply:

  1. Head to the issues search page.
  2. From the Jira search bar, search for the issues you’d like to move all at once.
  3. Then click on the “Tools” button on the upper right-hand side and select “Bulk change”.
  4. Then, select the project you’d like to move the issues to.

Can Issues Between Projects Be Linked in Jira?

Yes, issues between projects can be linked in Jira. This is done by creating a link between two issues, which will then show up in the issue links widget on the dashboard. The link can be used to indicate that the two issues are related, or that one issue is a subtask of the other.

For greater insight into how Jira can be used, check out our Jira best practices post.

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