Configuring issue cloning
Jira's issue cloning behavior can be modified by Jira system administrators.
Configuring cloned issue linking behavior
By default, when an issue is cloned, Jira will automatically create a link between the original and cloned issue using the pre-existing link type name 'Cloners'.
You can change this default behavior by editing the
jira.clone.linktype.name property of your jira-config.properties file.
If this property does not exist in your
jira-config.properties file, add it to the file.
- If this property has a value, Jira will use the pre-existing link type whose name is the value specified for this property.
- If this property has no value, Jira will not create links between original and cloned issues.
Configuring the cloned issue summary field prefix
By default, the 'Summary' field of a cloned issue is prefixed with the string 'CLONE - ' to indicate that the issue is a clone.
To change this prefix or prevent the addition of prefixes on cloned issues:
- Access Jira's Advanced Settings page. (See Advanced Jira configuration for more information.)
- Edit the value of the
jira.clone.prefixproperty by clicking the existing value and specifying a different prefix for the 'Summary' field of cloned issues.
Specifying no value prevents a prefix being added to the 'Summary' field of cloned issues.
- Click the 'Update' button to save the new value in the Jira database.
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