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JIRA 7 Administration Cookbook - Second Edition by Patrick Li

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Importing data from other issue trackers

If you have another issue tracker and are thinking about switching to JIRA, you can often easily migrate your existing data into JIRA with its built-in import tool.

In this recipe, we will look at importing data from Bitbucket's issue tracker. JIRA supports importing data from other issue trackers, such as Bugzilla and Mantis, and as we will see, the process is mostly identical.

How to do it...

Perform the following steps to import data from other issue trackers, such as Bitbucket, into JIRA:

  1. Navigate to Administration |System | External System Import.
  2. Select the source's issue tracker system. We will select Bitbucket for this recipe.
  3. Click on the Next button to authorize the JIRA importer to access data from ...

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