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Add information to existing issues via .csv import

Is it possible to add information to a bunch of already existing issues in JIRA via .csv iimport?

It seems that .csv import creates new issues instead of adding information.

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Andy Nguyen Atlassian Team Feb 01, 2014

Hi Ole,

It's possible. Just create another column in the CSV file to contain exact issue keys and map it to Issue Key field during the import process. For example, if you have a project A with an issue A-1 and you want to update this issue's Summary and Description, besides Summary and Description columns (with updated values) in the CSV file, create another column named IssueKey with value "A-1", and then choose to import the file into project A. The following image shows how the fields should be mapped:




Can you use the same approach to append some info? I mean, updating for example the Description without overwriting the existing one.


Like Anand.Gulati likes this

I am interested in this too. Another question that I have is that if I write description in a particular format. (space, Return between different sentences, a list....) in CSV file can I import the description in JIRA ticket with the same format?

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