Cloning in JIRA is a process in which the clone or the replica of the original issue is created so that the multiple users can work at the same time on the same issue within the same project. The clone contains the same information which is stored in the original issue. The operation which is done on clone issue has no effect on the original question; they both are independent. The information clone holds are:-

  • Summary
  • Description
  • Assignee
  • Environment
  • Priority
  • Issue Type
  • Security
  • Reporter
  • Components, etc.

The information that a clone cannot copy from the original issue are:-

  • Time tracking
  • Comments
  • Issue history
  • Status and Resolution

Point to be noted: Go through this Q&A very thoroughly as this is one of the critical JIRA tool interview questions.

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