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Clone an issue

You must have the Create Issues project permission to clone an issue.

If you ever need to create a duplicate of an issue, there’s no need to do everything manually. Cloning enables you to duplicate an issue within the same project, copying over most information from an issue like the Summary and Description fields and more.

The Clone option in an issue's actions menu.

Cloned issues exist as a separate entity to the original issue. Their only connection is that, upon cloning, the two issues are linked — though you can unlink them any time.

In the cloning process, some information from the original issue isn’t automatically cloned but can be included:

  • Attachments

  • Subtasks

  • Links

  • Custom fields (if they’re set up to be cloned).

To clone an issue:

  1. Open an issue.

  2. Select ··· > Clone.

  3. Edit the Summary.

  4. Choose what to Include (if any).

  5. Select Clone.

Keep in mind, the prefix Clone is automatically added to the Summary of a cloned issue.

Your project admin can use Automation for Jira to remove the prefix in bulk. Learn more from our Community and see an example of the rule.

Last modified on Aug 9, 2021
Cached at 9:26 PM on Sep 23, 2021 |

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