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Clone Issues

Cloning issues lets you create a perfect copy of an issue in a matter of a seconds. When you create a copy, just make the necessary alterations. For example, you can change the description and select a different priority.

While cloning an issue, YouTrack creates a perfect copy of the selected issue in the same project with a new issue ID. The following attributes are set automatically:

  • The issue reporter is set to the current user.

  • All tags except for the Star tag are copied.

  • Links and attachments are copied to the new issue.

Votes, watchers, and comments are not copied to the new issue.

There are two options available:

  • Clone an issue: this creates a copy of one or more issues and reports them in the same project as the source issue.

  • Clone issue as draft: works similarly to the Clone issue action, but creates a draft instead of reporting it immediately in the original project. You can locate these copies from Drafts menu when you create a new issue.

To clone an issue:

  1. From the Issues list, open the issue that you want to clone in quick view or single issue view.

  2. From the Show more menu in the issue toolbar, select Clone issue.

    clone issue command window
    • A clone of the selected issue is created.

To clone an issue as a draft:

  1. From the Issues list, open the issue that you want to clone in quick view or single issue view.

  2. From the Show more menu in the issue toolbar, select Clone issue as draft.

    clone issue command window
    • A clone of the selected issue is created as a draft.

      To open and edit the draft, click the link in the alert message that confirms this action.

To clone an issue:

  1. In the Issues list, select one or more issues that you want to clone.

  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + J or start typing the command to open the Apply Command dialog.

  3. Enter the command clone.

    clone issue command window
    • The selected issues are cloned in the same project.

You can also click the Show more button in the issue toolbar and select the Clone Issue option.

Clone issue

To clone an issue as a draft:

  1. In the Issues list, select one or more issues that you want to clone.

  2. Press Ctrl + Alt + J or start typing the command to open the Apply Command dialog.

  3. Enter the command clone as draft.

    clone issue command window
    • The selected issues are cloned as issue drafts in the same project.

Last modified: 29 November 2022