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

Select issues

To begin, select the issues you want to edit. Use the checkboxes in the Scope column to select individual issues or 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 them, expand the parent issue before selecting.

Alternatively, if you would like to select an entire story or epic, go to the more  icon in the Issues column. You can choose to either 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. Select Assignee, Team, or Sprint from the Bulk actions menu.

  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, you must first associate the custom date field with the issue sources of the plan. Once selected, the custom dates will be displayed with the date lozenge D.

Once you’ve selected your issues:

  1. Select Dates from the Bulk actions menu.

  2. Choose to Keep existing, Clear 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).

To update parent issues:

  1. Select Parent from the Bulk actions menu and 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.

  2. 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. First you can navigate to the Bulk actions menu > Rank. Choose the new rank for the selected issues from the following options:

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

  • Bottom of plan - rank issues as lowest priority and move to the bottom of the plan

  • Above issue - rank issues above a specific issue of your choosing

  • Below issue - rank issues below a specific issue of your choosing

Select Apply to move the issues to their new rank.

The second way is to select the issues you'd like to re-rank. 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 Advanced Roadmaps. Their new rank will be more accurately displayed in Jira Software.

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 the Bulk actions menu then select 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 Software issues from Advanced Roadmaps

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

Remove issues from a plan

To delete issues from your plan, go to Remove from plan in the Bulk actions menu and confirm your action by selecting Remove. Issues that aren't saved in Jira Software will be permanently deleted.

Last modified on Mar 17, 2021

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