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Multiple Organization creations with one API call

Hi ,


I am trying to create several organizations with one api call but keep getting the 404 error. 

Whilst I understand this has been raised a few times it was mentioned in the below post or hinted at this can be done.


Can this be done and if it can how as I have tried all sorts of different ways to no luck.

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Hi @daniel 

You can use the API endpoint to bulk create those several organizations.

Can you give an example of how to create multiple organisations with 1 API call.

I can create using the API endpoint but currently have to do one call at a time, I might as well create it one at a time within the Helpdesk itself if I can't create several in 1 api call.

Hi @daniel 

You can create a csv file with a single column of the organization name as much as you want and use this shell script to run every name in a loop. it's a simple script that does it in one go.

# create JSD Org's Script
read -p "Enter your Atlassian Email Address: " email
read -p "Enter your Atlassian API token: " token
# format : nexusfive not complete URL
read -p "Enter Atlassian Instance Name (e.g. nexusfive) : " ins_name
# Declare file path, using current directory
read -p "Enter the CSV File Name: " makefile
content="Content-Type: application/json"
function createOrg {
echo "Reading CSV File...Please wait"
cat $makefile | while read -r org
if [[ -n "$org" ]]; then
curl -s -u "$email":"$token" -d '{"name": "'$org'"}' -X POST -H "$content" "https://${ins_name}"
echo -e "Organization $org created"
echo -e "Something went wrong, cannot create $org..." >> fail.txt
done < $makefile
echo -e "Creation Complete..."

Save the file as an .*sh extension and use. if you're on window use the Cygwin software or the Linux bash App from the Marketplace.

Hi, Thats brill thanks for this.


I have managed to run the script, however whilst it states Creation complete, they are not actually created in the helpdesk.

I would expect the below to appear before the creation complete echo

echo -e "Organization $org created"


Any ideas on where it could be going wrong? I am not getting any more errors?

After running here is the response:-


Enter your Atlassian Email Address:

Enter your Atlassian API token: Token

Enter Atlassian Instance Name (e.g. nexusfive) : gloucester4894

Enter the CSV File Name: org upload.csv

Reading CSV File...Please wait

Creation Complete...

Hey @daniel 

The problem is on line 10

Enter the CSV File Name: org upload.csv

the filename should not have space in it as the script doesn't validate anything. so you could rename the filename to org_upload.csv or upload.csv for simplicity and try again.

Hi, I have changed the file to just upload.csv and still get the same problem?

Any other ideas?

Don't need to add anything else to the csv file?



Col1.        Col2.        Col3

Value.      Test1        Test2

Hi @daniel 

Your CSV file should look like this with only a single column e.g:

Name 1
Name 2
Name 3

That's how the format should be

Ok I get 2 types of errors


The first is that when I save from excel to csv file its not putting the commas in. 

Reading CSV File...Please wait

{"errorMessages":["Illegal unquoted character ((CTRL-CHAR, code 13)): has to be escaped using backslash to be included in string value\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@325b19f4; line: 1, column: 20]"]}Organizati created000

Creation Complete..


If I open in a text editor to add in the commas I get the following error:-

{"errorMessages":["Unexpected end-of-input in VALUE_STRING\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@36176546; line: 1, column: 37]"]}Organi createdake4000,

this error looks like it prevents any or the preceding ones from being created

Hi @daniel 

Since it's just a single column, you don't actually need a comma just create a file in a text editor with each name in a new line and save as .csv file as mentioned in my previous comment.

@Prince Nyeche If I remove the commas I get the error :-

{"errorMessages":["Illegal unquoted character ((CTRL-CHAR, code 13)): has to be escaped using backslash to be included in string value\n at [Source: org.apache.catalina.connector.CoyoteInputStream@325b19f4; line: 1, column: 20]"]}Organizati created000


so not sure now how to get the CSV file to upload correctly 

@Prince Nyeche Ok I have now managed to get it working.

The format I used was the below:-


Not sure why it won't work without the comma and it does throw an error when processing the comma but it now puts these into the Helpdesk

:-) Happy now  


Now to add them to the Helpdesk and then add the customers

Hi @daniel 

Interesting, the script's IFS requires a comma that's why it looks for it. On unix systems this shouldn't be a problem for only a single column, however depending on what os system you're using I think it had to do with the CR (carriage return) or LF (line feed) or a combination as the data should just be on a new line but glad to know it works now when a comma was used in the new line. Have a nice day ahead 

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