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Are there any differences when importing from csv to Linux VS Win Edited

I was just wondering if there were any differences when importing via a csv file into Jira on Linux VS Jira on Windows in terms of formatting the csv files or any perhaps any invalid characters ( <, > & ) unique to one OS that are not invalid in the other OS?

Also are there formatting changes for date and date/time java/javascript setting between Linux/Win that I need to be aware of or are the setting for one OS good for the other?



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Max Malygin Community Leader Jan 13, 2020

Import works identically on Linux and Windows OS. But you must remember about the preparation of the CSV file -

All text field must be quoted with " so you will not run into a problem with invalid characters.

And consider the date format setting in your Jira instance -

Thank you Max.

I found out there are many invalid characters in the text fields and the URL you gave for the date settings is very good information.

Thanks Again,




In the URL you gave for the date settings, it says to use javascript format data/date-time values that I am unaware of.

  • d/MMM/yy = %e/%b/%y
  • dd/MMM/yy h:mm a = %e/%b/%y %I:%M %p

I had been using the following for 

  • MM/dd/yyyy = %m/%d/%y
  • MM/dd/yyyy  hh:mm:ss a = %m/%d/%y %h:%m:%s %a

Is what I am using correct for MM/dd/yyyy hh:mm:ss a?


I believe I have it figured out for the

11/27/2019 12:55:23 AM  <=> %m/%d/%Y %I:%M:%S %p


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