CSV import of subtasks failing

I am attempting to import issues using a csv file. In the file I have Bugs, Stories, and subtasks.

The bugs and stories import correctly, the subtasks are throwing an error. I have both the Issue ID and the Parent ID on the csv file.

The import file looks like this:

IssueID Issue Type Parent Issue ID

US2482 Story

DE722 Bug

(blank) Subtask US2482

The configuration file has this:

"field.Issue ID" : "issue-id",

"field.Parent issue ID" : "subtask-parent-id",

Is appears the subtask is importing, but fails (null point exception) on creating the link to the Story

2013-11-25 18:46:14,253 INFO - Only new items will be imported
2013-11-25 18:46:14,254 INFO - Importing issue: ExternalIssue{externalId=US2482, summary=OUT OF SCOPE - View of Outstanding Cases (Future State), issueType=7}
2013-11-25 18:46:14,442 WARN - Custom field 'Story Points' has multiple configuration schemes. Importer is unable to extend custom field context automatically.
2013-11-25 18:46:14,489 INFO - Importing issue: ExternalIssue{externalId=DE722, summary=US2457 - Contact - Error on warning logic for New Contact entry, issueType=1}
2013-11-25 18:46:14,624 INFO - Importing issue: ExternalIssue{externalId=autoid-332276842025079510, summary=SFDC Configuration, issueType=5}
2013-11-25 18:46:14,761 INFO - Importing issue: ExternalIssue{externalId=DE716, summary=US 2457 - CONTACT - First Name is not Required Field, issueType=33}
2013-11-25 18:46:14,908 INFO - ------------------------------
2013-11-25 18:46:14,908 INFO - Finished Importing : Issues
2013-11-25 18:46:14,908 INFO - ------------------------------
2013-11-25 18:46:14,908 ERROR - Unexpected failure occurred. Importer will stop immediately. Data maybe in an unstable state
	at com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.impl.DefaultJiraDataImporter.addOptions(DefaultJiraDataImporter.java:1559)
	at com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.impl.DefaultJiraDataImporter.importExternalCustomFields(DefaultJiraDataImporter.java:1199)
	at com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.impl.DefaultJiraDataImporter.createIssue(DefaultJiraDataImporter.java:954)
	at com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.impl.DefaultJiraDataImporter.importIssues(DefaultJiraDataImporter.java:837)
	at com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.impl.DefaultJiraDataImporter.doImport(DefaultJiraDataImporter.java:422)
	at com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.impl.ImporterCallable.call(ImporterCallable.java:26)
	at com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.impl.ImporterCallable.call(ImporterCallable.java:15)
	at com.atlassian.jira.task.TaskManagerImpl$TaskCallableDecorator.call(TaskManagerImpl.java:374)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:334)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:166)
	at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:471)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:334)
	at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:166)
	at com.atlassian.jira.task.ForkedThreadExecutor$ForkedRunnableDecorator.run(ForkedThreadExecutor.java:250)
	at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:722)

How do I resolve linking issue for parent/child?

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Resolved locally. csv file cantained a poorly formated field.


It's currently not supported by JIRA Importers Plugin. There is an improvement request for it at https://studio.atlassian.com/browse/JIM-622

Your comment and/or vote there would definitely help prioritize it accordingly.




The issue you reference talks about importing subtask to existing issues in JIRA. I am trying to import both the story and the subtask at the same time.

Hi Jeanne,

Please send me the csv file. And check weather any mandatory field is there in your issue screens.



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