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The GreenHopper Planning Board allows you to select multiple issues and perform JIRA 'Bulk Operations' on them. Bulk Operations enable you to save time by performing the following operations on multiple issues at once:

  • Workflow Transition
  • Delete
  • Move
  • Edit

(info) Note that you will only be able to perform Bulk Operations if you have the necessary permissions.


To modify bulk issues in GreenHopper,

  1. Log into JIRA.
  2. Include Page
  3. Select your project from the project dropdown in the top navigation bar, if it is not already selected.
  4. Select one or multiple issues (i.e. cards) with your mouse.
    • If you are using the 'Cards' or 'Summaries' viewing mode, click the blank area of each card's 'header' (i.e. the top section of the card, containing the issue key).
    • If you are using the 'List' viewing mode, click the coloured vertical bar at the far left of the row.
  5. Include Page
    __selecting multiple cards
    __selecting multiple cards
  6. Select 'Bulk Change' from the 'Tools' menu.
  7. The JIRA 'Bulk Operations - Step 1' screen will appear. It will display all the issues from your Planning Board, with your chosen issues selected.
  8. Verify that your desired issues are selected, then click the 'Next' button.
  9. On the next screen, choose the Bulk Operation you wish to perform:
    • 'Delete' — if this operation is selected, the final step is confirmation of the delete operation on the issues selected.
    • 'Edit' — is this operation is selected, the next screen provides a list of the available edit operations that can be performed on the selected issues. Some operations may be unavailable; see the Bulk Edit documentation for details. The final step is confirmation of the edit operation(s) on the selected issues.
    • 'Move' — if this operation is selected, the next screens allow a target project and issue type to be selected, with the ability to migrate workflow statuses and update required fields as necessary. See the Bulk Move documentation for further details.
    • 'Workflow Transition' — if this operation is selected, the next screen shows the available workflow transitions that can be performed on the issues. The transitions are grouped by workflow — along with a list of the affected issues for each workflow transition. Once an operation is selected, the appropriate field screen for that operation is displayed, allowing any necessary field edits that are required to complete the transition. Note:
      • Only those issues associated with the selected transition will be updated.
      • It is only possible to select one transition per bulk Workflow Transition operation.