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Moving to JIRA from github-issues

Joel Gil Leon Feb 04, 2013

I have previously used JIRA, but now I have joined a company which is using github-issues to track all their work.

I have proposed to move to JIRA since we are quickly growing in numbers (both developers and QA) and the github issue tracking system is starting to fall behind in our needs.

Since we work Agile. Our main concern is transitioning from our current github issues system to JIRA without loosing track of anything.

Right now we have different github repos for different projects and we *try* to keep all issues consolidated in their own 'issues' repo. When needed we simply make a reference to the code in another project. Some smaller projects use their integrated github issue tracking.

Is there any best practices manuals or whitepapers on how to make this transition?

I am aware of the plugins to integrate github and JIRA, the question is not about linking existing JIRA issues but about moving all the issues info we currently have in github to JIRA *and* then link those issues to their respective projects/code when needed.

Thanks

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Dan Radigan Atlassian Team May 02, 2013

Hey Joel-

We have a plugin that does just this:

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.atlassian.jira.plugins.jira-importers-github-plugin

It will import your issues from GitHub into JIRA. Let me know if you have any questions.

Dan Radigan

Agile Evangelist, JIRA, Atlassian

TJ Baker Aug 02, 2013

These plugins are great, but they don't help those who are using OnDemand.

It would be excellent if Atlassian provided such a solution for those who are using OnDemand!

Hi Dan. I've downloaded it but I'm getting a 404 error when I try to connect through plugin JIRA GITHUB IMPORTER. Can you help me? I try to delete my app permissions on github, but it didn't work.

Dan Radigan Atlassian Team Mar 12, 2014

Hey Antonio... This sounds like a configuration issue or a bug. Can you raise an issue at support.atlassian.com?

Ted Hayes Oct 23, 2014

Is this still unavailable for OnDemand?

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Andrew Angell May 09, 2018

None of the resources above are available anymore.  I'm getting nothing but 404 or Moved, but it doesn't show me where it moved to.  

I cannot believe it is this difficult to get from GitHub into Jira Cloud.  Any tips for actually getting this done?  

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I haven't experienced this before, but there was few people who mentioned they managed to do this by building up their own scripts to export issues from GitHub to CSV files to be imported to JIRA using the CSV importer:

- http://kylecordes.com/2012/github-issues-export-jira

- https://gist.github.com/henare/1106008

Maybe others in this forum have better ways.

All the best

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Ahmed Habashy Jul 19, 2013

Hello Dan,

It's very hard for onDemand users to move from github to Jira!!

1 vote
Dan Radigan Atlassian Team Jul 19, 2013

Ahmed-

I'd raise an issue with our support to see what we can do for you.

Dan

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Ahmed Habashy Aug 02, 2013

I've managed to move my github issues to OnDemand after creating a script that extract issues in CSV format then inserted them using the external import of issues in Jira

TJ Baker Aug 02, 2013

I've seen a few such scripts shared in Gists .. problem for me is they are all writtien for Python, or Ruby, etc, and I'm not a 'developer'. If there are well written instructions I can push buttons though :p

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TJ Baker Aug 02, 2013

It would be most excellent to allow this to be done in OnDemand instances.

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Ahmed Habashy Aug 02, 2013

I've written mine in PHP if this helps

TJ Baker Aug 02, 2013

PHP is a little more accessible for me, yes. Do you mind sharing your script in a Gist, with some basic directions? :) I would be happy to extend the directions for 'dummys' like myself after I use it.

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Ted Hayes Oct 23, 2014
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Dan Radigan Atlassian Team Oct 23, 2014
Sebastian Richter Nov 25, 2015

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Puneet Mishra May 21, 2018

Hello,

Is there any other way by which I can import all of my gitHub issues with comments to my Jira cloud, the method I have found is importing from CSV. Is there any plugin available to perform this? I tried DVCS Jira inbuilt plugin but it reaches the gitHub rate limit very quickly and sync fails. Pls advise.

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Rob Barreca I'm New Here Apr 23, 2019

This script aims to generate a JIRA-friendly JSON file from GitHub issues: https://github.com/klamontagne/github-to-jira

I'm testing it out with OnDemand now.

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