Copy filters between JIRA instances

we are currently merging two JIRA instances on 1 instance for several reasons.
I still have 1 issue: Is there a way to copy the existing (personal) filters of all users between the JIRA instances?
The users of both instances are identical.

Has anybody an idea of how I can avoid to copy 1200 filters manually?

Thank you!

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Hi all,

thanks for the response.

I considered inserting them directly in the database, but found it too tricky.

Besides that, this is an opportunity for the users to clean up their filters ;-)

So, we are manually moving them. By making an export of all existing filters, I could provide all users an nice overview of their saved filters, which made it a little bit easier.

Kind regards

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There is no easy way to do it. You can explore copying the filter details via database tools/queries but I haven't tried it before myself.

Hi Gerd,

When I created a new filter, the below two SQL are executed

INSERT INTO public.searchrequest (ID, filtername, authorname, DESCRIPTION, username, groupname, projectid, reqcontent, FAV_COUNT, filtername_lower) VALUES ('10200', 'My Test Filter', 'sysadmin', 'null', 'sysadmin', 'null', 'null', 'project = SAC', '0', 'my test filter')

INSERT INTO public.favouriteassociations (ID, USERNAME, entitytype, entityid, SEQUENCE) VALUES ('10200', 'sysadmin', 'SearchRequest', '10200', '0')

So my suggestions is you just need to copy all data on public.searchrequest and public.favouriteassociations tables from your old JIRA database to your new JIRA database.

Best Regards,


If you do this, make sure the IDs are changed appropriately and, more importantly, change the seqId in sequence_value_item table for the affected entities.

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