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Help with Manual CSV Ticket Import and User Accounts/Notifications

Hello!  I have a strange issue going on with my JIRA Service Management Instance.   I have a current server setup that I am moving to the cloud, but opted to start over in JIRA cloud instead of fully migrating the entire instance as we wanted to change the workflows around.  So I got the project setup, workflows, etc. and have gotten to the ticket import phase and am running into issues...

Using the .CSV method, if I import with the reporter/creator field mapped during the import, those users get created as licensed users when I only want them to be added a portal users/customers.

So I figured OK, I can import the tickets without users and then just have the customers create their new accounts in the cloud and assign the ticket to them accordingly as the reporter after their accounts are created.  Problem is if I go that route, they don't get notifications on the ticket nor can they see the ticket as their own in the customer portal.

So my question is two-fold:

1.  Is there a way, during he .csv import process, to create the reporters/users as just customers and not licensed users?

2.  Am I missing something with creating customer accounts and then re-assigning tickets to them that is causing them to not get the notifications?

Thanks in advance for any help!

1 answer

We had this problem. Any email addresses in the .csv created new users if they didn't already exist in the system. (portal customers dont exist)


The only way around this is is if you can add all your users into the portal first and then find out their internal id. You can then use their internal ID in the .csv


To see an example of user id, export from cloud to .csv and include the 'reporter' field. You wont see a person name, but an ID.



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