Can I export/migrate the data in the Labels field from one JIRA database to another?

My company has an internally hosted JIRA database and the Labels field holds a large number of labels.  I'm setting up an external database (i.e. hosted on Atlassian) so a 3rd party partner can access it without having to VPN into our network, and want to find the easiest way to move the vast number of bug labels (200+) out of our internal JIRA and into the external one.  It seems like I should be able to export to Excel or something, but can't even find where to configure the Label data.  

Note that I did not create the database, and no one else can find it either.  Thanks.

1 answer

From your source system select distinct label from dbo.label table in your database. Copy the returned text and paste that into the label section on a new issue in the external JIRA instance. this will create the labels so the use will have them auto populated for any newly created issue going forward. there is nothing in the API or user interface that provides a way to export the labels that I know of. 

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

How to earn badges on the Atlassian Community

Badges are a great way to show off community activity, whether you’re a newbie or a Champion.

Learn more
Community showcase
Published yesterday in Jira

5 ways you can make the most of Jira Software and Bitbucket Cloud

As part of the Bitbucket product team I'm always interested in better understanding what kind of impact the use of our tools have on the way you work. In a recent study we conducted of software devel...

56 views 0 5
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you