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Edit issues in bulk from the backlog

This feature is currently rolling out to cloud customers. Your site may not reflect these changes, or you might not see it in your site just yet.

You can perform bulk edits from the backlog view in your Jira Software project. To select multiple issues from the backlog:

  • use the issue checkboxes

  • hold Ctrl (Windows) or Command (Mac) while selecting issues

  • hold the shift key to select a group of adjacent issues.

You can only select up to 1000 issues at once for bulk editing.

Once you’ve chosen the issues you’d like to edit, select Edit from the toolbar that appears. A sidebar will open which allows you to make edits for the shared fields across your selected issues.

From the bulk edit sidebar, you can:

  1. See the number of issues you’re editing at a glance.

  2. Choose what you’d like to do with the fields shared across the selected issues by clicking into the field and making direct edits. Some fields may require to choose from a handful of options. The options depend on the type of field, but may include:

    1. Keep as is - Make no changes to that field across the selected issues.

    2. Add new - Add new values to what’s already there across the selected issues.

    3. Find and remove - Remove a specific value from the field across the selected issues.

    4. Replace all - Replace the existing content for that field across all selected issues

    5. Remove all - Remove all values from the field across the selected issue

You can search for additional fields you may want to edit using the search bar.

When you’re done editing, select Next to review your changes on a confirmation screen.


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