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To insert several rows in a one cell in import csv file

Hello Atlassioan team,

I prepared an import file in the MS Excel. There is column "Description". One cell in this column contains several rows where each row is created with the key <Alt>.

After import in JIRA the rows merged in one row.

I would like to ask you if it is possible to insert several rows as single lines in a one field "Description" - something like <BR> tag.

Thank you for your support,




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According to the Atlassian documentation, in order to import multiple lines, you should wrap them in quotes.

CSV file structure

Capturing data that spans multiple lines

Use double-quote marks (") in your CSV file to capture data that spans multiple lines. For example, Jira will treat the following as a valid CSV file with a single record:

Summary, Description, Status
"Login fails", "This is on
a new line", Open


many thanks for your prompt answer. However I look for something other. I need insert in one "Description" field in JIRA multiple rows from one cell in .csf import file.

Please find attached pictures:

  1. Our source data see in the "Import_File_Multiple_rows_in_Description.png" pictere - there are multiple rows in one cell F1.


2. Content from cell F1 I need to import into Description in JIRA - please see in the "Result_JIRA_Multiple_rows_in_Description.png" picture.


Thank you for your support and best regards,


I know this is an old thread, but the only one I found with the same issue I was running into.

When it is possible to change your source file, you can add multible columns with the same name as descipted here under the topic:

Aggregating multiple values into single fields

Best Regard,


P.S. When you found another solution, for example with an additional seperator you use in your field, I would be glad to hear about ;-)

@Phil Merk

That only applies to select lists that accept multiple values, not the description field.




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