We are planning on bulk migration of multiple projects from HP ALM to JIRA. Would like to know if there are any ways to migrate the below data from ALM to JIRA:
Testcases(along with test execution status)
Linkage between the entities
Have anyone worked on such migration before, if so can you share the best way/process steps to do the same.
We have done a few for various clients from HP QC and ALM (along with countless other issue trackers.) If you're going in to native JIRA, you can get most of what you are looking for by using the CSV import method. There are some things, like creating issue links, that can not currently be done with a CSV, though. We typically use the REST API for that stuff. Many test case management systems, such as Zephyr can import legacy test data too, in case you're thinking about going that route. These type of migrations are pretty tedious, but the CSV importer works well. The biggest thing that you will lose is the individual issue history. You can set things like the date that the issue was originally opened in HP ALM, but there is no way to set the date of a comment, for example, via CSV import.
Thanks Dave. You are right, we tried the CSV Import for Requirements and defects and Zephyr Import Utility for Tests, but were not able to carry forward the history and attachments. Is there any way to get the attachments into JIRA if not the history. Atleast that should help for now.
Is there a way to do these migration using the REST API. Any pointers on that will also be of great help.
You can check out this article to see what the formatting looks like for the CSV. Essentially, you need to harvest the attachments and put them in some kind of structure where you can identify which attachment(s) go with each issue. Then you create a CSV that has une URL per column, per the above doc, for the attachments. You will need a column for the JIRA issue key and also the Summary (note: the summary will be changed if you don't use the "real" summary.) You can either merge the attachment CSV data with your issue field data or do two CSV imports. Doing 2 is probably easier. I hope that helps!
We are in same situation we are moving from ALM to JIRA server we are using Xray plugin for Test management still we are in testing phase hope we will find a answer, These likns may be helpfull to you.
Hi Prathiba ,
We offer a JIRA Cloud Plugin which allows co-relation of data between different test tools for analysis and reporting.
So you could have all your testing happening in HP ALM while defects continued to be reported in JIRA. You can continue to use use your favourite test tools and have JIRA as a Defect/Story tracking tool.
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