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JIRA 7 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Patrick Li

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Importing data from CSV

Often you will need to import data from other systems into JIRA. For example, you might want to migrate data from an older bug tracking system, or if you have data coming out of other systems, you may want to use this output to populate your project.

As systems often have their own data structure, it is often not this straightforward to do a data migration. However, the good news is that most systems can export data in the CSV format (or Excel, which can be easily transformed into CSV); we will look at using CSV as a way to import data into JIRA in this recipe.

Getting ready

When importing data into JIRA, the most important thing is to prepare your input data file and make sure it is formatted correctly and contains all the ...

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