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Bulk update of Requester field

adrimars I'm New Here Sep 09, 2022

Hi All,

Our project admins have now made it possible for us to edit the Requestor field.

As a result of a migration, this field was reset for 1000s of issues.  I'm looking for a way to bulk-update these in Jira to put them back to what they should be.

If I do it with Filters, it would be 45 batches.

Previously I've used a jira-cli to correct Assignee - but that CLI tool doesn't yet support Requester.

Is there another tool/script that can achieve this ?  It's really just a bulk upload of data to existing Issues that I need to do.

Create an issue has bulk upload, but I don't need to create new issues.

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Vikrant Yadav Community Leader Sep 09, 2022

Hi @adrimars  Welcome to Atlassian Community!

With the help of JIRA Administrator, you can update existing issue using csv file. 

To update fields in existing issues, include Issue Key and Summary column in csv file.

If you are a Jira admin, you can go to Cog Icon -> Settings -> System -> External System import

If you want to update existing issue without JIRA admin help, you can update existing issue in bulk using REST API. For this you need postman application and attach csv in postman and run API call.

https://developer.atlassian.com/cloud/jira/platform/rest/v3/api-group-issues/#api-rest-api-3-issue-issueidorkey-put

Thanks

V.Y

adrimars I'm New Here Sep 13, 2022

Many thanks for this. Ended up going the API route via our admins.

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Vikrant Yadav Community Leader Sep 13, 2022

You’re Welcome 😊

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