What are the units for the Original Estimate field when importing from a CSV file?

This question is in reference to Atlassian Documentation: Navigating to the Import Wizard

The online Help file says it should be in seconds but when JIRA converts the value it divides the value by 3600 which converts it to hours or partial hours. For example I entered 86400 seconds which should be 24 hours but instead it converted it to 24 minutes at least that is what the Original Estimate field in JIRA is telling me.

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I guess you probably opened CSV in Excel?

sometimes Excel makes wrong guess. please review your CSV using notepad - it may have proper data, in seconds.

Also worth noting that while importing CSV back to JIRA  it treats 1 day as 8 hours. 

We double checked the CSV file in NotePad prior to attempting the upload and the value was in seconds.

The problem seems to be that during the upload JIRA is not properly converting the seconds to either minutes, hours, days, or weeks.

for example, we uploaded a value of 86400 seconds (24 hours * 60 min/hr * 60 sec/min) which should be 24 hours but instead it converted it to 24 minutes!

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