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Edit multiple issues in bulk on your plan

This page refers to the advanced planning features that are only available as part of Jira Cloud Premium and Enterprise.

We have a separate section for documentation about the project timeline that’s included in Jira. Go to the documentation for the project timeline in Jira.


Your plan is a sandbox environment meaning that any changes you make won’t be committed back to your Jira issues until you choose to do so.

How do I save changes in my plan?

Your plan lets you change values of multiple issues at the same time using the Bulk actions menu.

Select multiple issues at once

All of the actions below begin by selecting the issues you want to edit using the checkboxes in the Scope column. Hold Shift on your keyboard to select a range of issues at once. This method will only select the issues displayed in your plan, and not collapsed child or descendant issues. To select hidden issues, expand the parent before selecting.

If you would like to select an entire story or epic, go to the  icon in the Issues column and choose select this and all descendant issues or select only descendant issues.

The Bulk actions menu will only appear after you’ve selected an issue.

Reassign issues to individuals, teams, or sprints

Once you’ve selected your issues:

  1. Navigate to Bulk actions > AssigneeTeam, or Sprint.

  2. Use the dropdown menu to reassign the issue. Unassigned or None will clear the assignment field.

  3. Select Apply to complete your changes.

Update issue dates

Before you can change issue dates in bulk, your date must be associated with the issue sources of the plan. If you’re using a custom date, this process needs to be done by an administrator. Learn how to enable custom fields in your plan.

Once you’ve selected your issues:

  1. Navigate to Bulk actions > Dates.

  2. Choose to Keep existingClear date, Set by child issue dates which will aggregate the dates of child issues up to the selected parent issues, or Set custom date.

  3. Select Apply to complete your changes.

Update parent issues

In order to move multiple child issues, they must be of the same hierarchy level and cannot be the highest level in your plan (for example, epic).

Issues from team-managed projects can’t be assigned to a new parent issue outside of the project in which they were created. If you select any issues that are part of a team-managed project, you’ll only be able to clear the Parent field using the Bulk actions menu.

To update parent issues:

  1. Navigate to Bulk actions > Parent.

  2. Choose the parent issue to which you'd like to move the selected child issues. To clear the current values for the selected issues, select None.

  3. Select Apply to complete your changes.

Update issue rank

Once you've selected the issues you'd like to re-rank in the Scope section, there are two ways to move them.

The first way to update issue rank:

  1. Navigate to the Bulk actions menu > Rank. Choose the new rank for the selected issues from the following options:

    1. Top of plan - rank issues as highest priority and move to the top of the plan

    2. Bottom of plan - rank issues as lowest priority and move to the bottom of the plan\

    3. Above issue - rank issues above a specific issue of your choosing

    4. Below issue - rank issues below a specific issue of your choosing

  2. Select Apply to move the issues to their new rank.

The second way to update issue rank:

  1. Select the issues you'd like to re-rank.

  2. Hover over the issue where you would like to place them in your plan, and select more () > Rank selected issues above/below

Re-ranked issues may appear differently than their actual rank because they will be visually ordered according to the parent-child relationships in your plan. Their new rank will be more accurately displayed in Jira.

Update issue releases

The process of updating release details for issues is the same whether they are in the same project or part of a cross-project release.

Once you’ve selected your issues:

  1. Navigate to Bulk actions > Release.

  2. In the modal, choose the destination release into which you would like to move the selected issues. Only releases that are associated with projects of the selected issues will be available. Choose None to clear the current values for the selected issues.

  3. Select Apply to complete your changes.

Edit Jira issues from your plan

Select Bulk change in Jira in the Bulk actions menu to make changes directly to issues in Jira. You can edit, move, transition, delete, watch, and stop watching issues while in the context of a plan.

Remove issues from a plan

Removing issues that exist in Jira from your plan won’t effect the issue date saved in your instance. However, if you remove an issue that isn’t saved in Jira, it will be gone forever.

To remove issues from your plan:

  1. Navigate to Bulk actions > Remove from plan

  2. Select Remove to confirm.

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