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How to: Create Jira Demo Data with ChatGPT

In this quick guide you will learn how to create demo that doesn't suck for Jira. 

We used this process to create demo and performance testing data for Released, and found it extremely useful. 

Here is what we will cover: 

  • Understanding the Jira CSV format 
  • Create a CSV file containing the Jira data
  • Importing the CSV file

Let's get to it!

Pre-requisites: If you don't already have an account, head over to https://chat.openai.com and create one, it's free. Alternatively you can us https://bard.google.com, but the responses might vary slightly.

 

Ask about the CSV format

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Prompt: "What is the correct csv format for a Jira import of issues". Chat GPT will respond with an example file and an explanation of the different columns. 

 

Generate the demo data

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Prompt: "Create example data for a Jira csv import. Pretend we are building a task management application and create tasks and stories for the app. Make the reporter always example@released.so Create 10 issues in total" 
In this case I asked it to generate 10 issues, but you can generate hundreds. The only thing to be aware of is the token limit in ChatGPT. In other words, the responses are limited to a certain number of words. If you want to generate more, simply ask for 100 issues, and when it stops, ask with a follow up prompt to "complete the previous response". You will have to merge it all the responses in a text-editor.

Note that there are a couple attributes you might have to specify manually. In this case we asked for the reporter to be always a specific user. But you could also provide a list of users and randomly assign them to issues. 

Double check the response

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Note that ChatGPT doesn't always get it right. In our case it specified the time tracking in the wrong format. It used "4h" instead of number of seconds, in this case "14400". Jira requires you to use the number of seconds in the import. 

So we fixed it with an additional prompt:

Prompt: "Change the time tracking numbers from hours to seconds, and only use the number, no letter." 

 

Finally, import your the generated CSV file

We asked Chat GPT for instructions, and they were amazingly accurate. Note that this doesn't always work with newer Jira features. 

Prompt: "How do I import a CSV file in Jira?" to get the instructions on how to import the CSV file. 


That's it!

You can see the entire ChatGPT chat under: https://chat.openai.com/c/05ce9f53-555d-431a-8e37-5ce45598136d and follow the prompts.


Let me know in the comments if you found this helpful!

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hitsthings
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June 28, 2023

This is great! It's a nice way to have bulk issues around for testing.

> Note that ChatGPT doesn't always get it right.

Reminds me of a conversation we had in the tech group. AI is not so awesome to use as your final version of anything. It still needs supervision. But it's incredible for getting a first draft up.

Thanks for sharing, Jens!

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Ulrich Kuhnhardt _IzymesCo_
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June 29, 2023

Thanks for sharing! This is great, cc: @Sean Manwarring _Izymes_ !!

Mark Rekveld - Marvelution
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August 4, 2023

Thanks for sharing this!

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