Can JIRA be set up to create issues automatically on a scheduled basis?

Once a month I have to create tickets for a project manually. I am not sure if there is a plugin or workflow extension that will allow me to have this set up automatically each month for cloud. 

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There are some options:

Use the Jira Command Line Interface in a script run on a scheduled basis.

With the CLI you can do something like this example from it's docs:

 

jira --action createIssue --project "zjiraclicustom" --type "bug" --summary "mutli issue" --field "custom-multi-select" --values "s1,s2,s3"

 

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/org.swift.jira.cli

Or you could use the Scheduler plugin https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/pl.com.tt.jira.plugin.theschedulerpro

Also for automatic creation repeating issues you can use Repeating Issues for JIRA https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.codedoers.jira.repeating-issues


This add-on can execute different actions repeatedly for given issue e.g. clone issue, create sub-task in issue, traverse isssue workflows - set once and forget!

Thanks Bart those are all great options. I'm going to try and use the first one considering that I'm on the cloud version and it doesn't give me many opportunities in the marketplace. I appreciate your response. More than what I had to begin with. 

No problem, good luck with your search.

Be aware only the CLI plugin is available for the Cloud version. If you don't want to purchase a plugin, you could use the .csv file import capability. run it once a month with any updates needed made to the .csv file. Better than manually creating or cloning issues. See here for more info:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiracloud/importing-data-from-csv-776636762.html

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