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Closing multiple JIRA ticket through MS-excel upload

HI!! Is there any way, where in we can close multiple JIRA tickets at one shot.  

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Hi @Anika Goyal

You can do it directly on Jira - to do this:

  1. Go to the issue search page on your instance (either Issues > Search for Issues on Server / DC, or Issues and Filters > Search Issues on Cloud)
  2. Search for the issues you wish to close in batches of 1000.
  3. Select Options (3-dots) on Cloud or Tools on Server - both are in the top-right of the search screen and select "Bulk Change"
  4. Select the issues you wish to close and press Next
  5. Select Transition Issues, and then follow the steps through to the end to transition issues to Done / Closed

I find sometimes if you have lots of different issue types, resolutions and workflows that doing it per issue type can be a little simpler using this method.

For full instructions on using the Bulk tools - see this Confluence page.

You can do it using the CSV Importer if you prefer - but only via the System Admin one (accessed via Jira Admin > System > External System Import. As long as you include:

  • Issue Key (maps to the existing issue key in Jira, eg. ABC-123
  • Summary (required by the import process)
  • The relevant fields and the update you need to make per key - including mandatory fields (eg. Status, Resolution)

^ Then this should work via the importer. Find more information on updating issues on this other Confluence page.


Hi, Thanks for the prompt reply. 

One more thing, While closing the tickets I need to update some information on each JIRA ticket. Can I do that through this import process? I use JIRA just for invoice verification, so just want to ease out my work. 

Hi @Anika Goyal

Sure, you can add any field into the upload that you wish - just add the field as a column and include a new value per key / row.


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