Jira is a tool that enables development teams to plan and build amazing projects. When I began to use Jira in my everyday work, one of the features I used frequently was the cloning function. I quickly realized I would be able to save a lot of time if I had the ability to clone multiple issues in one go.
In order to increase efficiency, we decided to develop Bulk Clone Basic, which is available for free. The add-on quickly grew in popularity. As the number of feature requests increased and became more complex, we made the decision to take our product one step further and develop a commercial product with a more advanced feature set.
We put our efforts toward building Bulk Clone Professional, and in February, we launched our add-on in the Atlassian Marketplace.
A new way to clone issues
Bulk Clone Professional is for Jira power-users who manually clone multiple issues and move them to various Jira projects. Our add-on simplifies that process and eliminates the pain of cloning issues individually. In the new feature set, it’s now possible to bulk move within the bulk clone operation. Additionally, you can link relationships, attachments, subtasks, and set your own unique label to identify your cloned set.
The resulting Bulk Clone Pro offering is extremely versatile and allows users to customize cloning operations.
Here are a few use cases for our product to help maximize organizational efficiency:
- Template requirements
- Standard test cases
- Template tickets
- Production bugs
- Change requests
Previously, all of these issues were consumed in backlogs of various teams, but our product allows for standardization and reuse as development and maintenance is planned and conducted.
Differences between the Basic and Pro versions of Bulk Clone:
|Clone issues from multiple source projects||No||Yes|
|Clone issues to multiple target projects (including a bulk move in the cloning operation)||No||Yes|
|Set unique labels for cloned set||Yes||Yes|
|Clone historical links||Yes||Yes|
|Establish “Clone Link” relationship between source & target issues||Yes||Yes|
|Set optional output values for certain standard fields like “assignee” on cloned set||No||Yes|
|Transform content of issue types from one issue type to another in cloned set||No||Yes|
|Ability to choose unlimited targeted project(s) for cloned set||No||Yes|
|Integrated with Jira’s bulk operations (Bulk Move, Bulk Edit, etc.)||No||Yes|
|Adopting Jira user management privileges for Bulk Move & permission schemes||No||Yes|
|Transaction secure – at disruptions, batch is rolled back, otherwise committed||No||Yes|
|Ability to clone multiple issue types from multiple projects into multiple target projects with multiple/different issue types||No||Yes|
|Step-by-step wizard guides the user through the cloning process||No||Yes|
|Cloning can be based on using JQL statements in “Search for issues” menu in Jira||No||Yes|
|Support 9-17, five days a week||No||Yes|
With Bulk Clone Professional, teams using Jira will save time by cloning issues even faster.