Rename branch on merge request

Hey guys,

I currently have an open merge request on my GitLab repo. However, I want to rename the branch which is used for the merge request without closing the merge request. Could you please tell me how I can manage that? Thank you in advance.

Hi @Framtale

I think that it is not possible to change the source branch of an MR, once it’s created (it is possible to change the target branch with the Edit button on the top right).

In which case, your only option is to push a new branch and raise a new MR, which is a bit annoying because you will lose your comment history.

Personally, I’d avoid changing the branch if at all possible, but of course I don’t know what your use case is.