I'm investigating how to migrate my existing issues in Bitbucket to Jira. There use to be a plug-in for this, but now it looks like the offical answer from Atlassian is to export the issues from Bitbucket, and manipulate the JSON to match Jira's import format.
I've been experimenting with this and it seems to be working, however previously I was looking into using the REST API directly. With the REST API there didn't seem to be any way to post issues or comments as other users, set the created date for a user, or set the status of an issue with out explicitly stepping through all the transitions.
Am I correct in understanding that the JSON Import has more functionality then the REST API?
Hello @Eric Anastas ,
Welcome to the Atlassian Community!
You are trying to compare functionalities that are meant to be used to do different things. Let me try to clarify without going too much into details:
The Jira REST APIs let your app get and modify data in Jira cloud. For example, with the Jira cloud REST API, you can retrieve a queue's requests to display in your app or create requests from phone calls.
Please review the below Community thread in which we have extensively discussed this topic:
Let me know if it helps.
Now you can easily export issues from Bitbucket and import into Jira as explained in:
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