Jira Software: How can I change a project type from Business to Software and Software to Business?

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Objective

How can I change a project type from Business to Software and vice versa?

Environment

Server/Cloud 

Procedure

Solution 1: Easy process

We do not recommend this process if you already have tickets stored in your project

To change a project type from Business to Software:

  • Go to Settings (top right corner)
  • Projects > (You should see a list of all the projects)
  • Under "Operations" click on "Change project type"
  • From the drop-down menu click on "Software" and click Change

To change a project type from Software to Business:

  • Go to Settings (top right corner)
  • Projects > (You should see a list of all the projects)
  • Under "Operations" click on "Change project type"
  • From the drop-down menu click on "Business" and click Change


Solution 2: Manual process

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Manual process

We do recommend this process if you already have tickets stored in your project


In this method, you do not change one project from one type to another, you would migrate your data.

  • Create a new Jira Software project
  • Set it up according to your need
  • Using the issue search feature, search for all issues from your Jira Core/Jira Software project (JQL : project = projectkey)
  • Tools > Bulk edit
  • Select all the issues
  • Choose "Move issues" to your newly created project

In that way, you will be able to map previous fields with new fields.


Note: You need to have Admin rights to change the settings.





Last modified on Feb 18, 2019

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