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Copy an Issue to a Separate Project


Copy an issue from one project to another project, keeping the same or similar ticket info. This example does not link the issues together.


I am managing three teams, and we have one large master project where we keep all issues in one backlog. During each team's sprint planning, they are able to copy upcoming issues from the master project into their sprint project backlogs.

Good To Know

  • This script does not link the source and copy issues together, but there is a similar script that does it.
  • Copy this snippet into a listener, post function, or other features of ScriptRunner for Jira.
  • The fields added in the list of 'CloneIssue.FIELD_SELECTED_FIELDS' are the ones cloned. To know which fields can be added, please consult the class 'com.onresolve.scriptrunner.canned.jira.utils.AbstractCloneIssue.ALL_SYSTEM_FIELDS'


  • Jira Jira (8.0 - 8.14)
  • ScriptRunner for Jira ScriptRunner for Jira (6.18.0)
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.canned.jira.utils.ConditionUtils import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.canned.jira.workflow.postfunctions.CloneIssue import com.onresolve.scriptrunner.runner.ScriptRunnerImpl def projectKey = "Project Key" //Replace with the key of the project you want to copy to def issueKey = "Issue Key" //Replace with the key of the issue you want to copy def projectManager = ComponentAccessor.projectManager def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.issueManager def projectToCopyTo = projectManager.getProjectByCurrentKey(projectKey) def issueToCopy = issueManager.getIssueObject(issueKey) // Block creation of intra-project links def blockIntraprojectLinks = '{l -> l.sourceObject.projectObject != l.destinationObject.projectObject}' if (!issueToCopy) { log.warn("Issue ${issueKey} does not exist") return } //Set the creation parameters/inputs (use clone issue but with no link type) def inputs = [ (CloneIssue.FIELD_TARGET_PROJECT) : projectToCopyTo.key, (CloneIssue.FIELD_LINK_TYPE) : null, (ConditionUtils.FIELD_ADDITIONAL_SCRIPT): [ "checkLink = $blockIntraprojectLinks;", "" ], (CloneIssue.FIELD_SELECTED_FIELDS) : null, //clone all the fields (CloneIssue.SKIP_EPIC_LINKS) : "true", ] as Map def executionContext = [issue: issueToCopy] as Map def newClonedIssue = ScriptRunnerImpl.scriptRunner.createBean(CloneIssue) // Execute the clone action with the specified inputs def updatedExecutionContext = newClonedIssue.execute(inputs, executionContext) //The issue has been successfully cloned assert updatedExecutionContext.newIssue
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