How to import JSON data with custom fields

I'm having a lot of trouble importing JSON data which needs to include values for custom fields. The ids and types of the custom fields are already defined, but the JSON import ignores them.

"issues": [
"key" : "TEST-1",
"summary" : "Summary text goes here",
"customfield_10082" : "Some text"

I know it's possible to add custom fields with this format

 "customFieldValues": [
                    //Custom Fields which accepts single values:
                            "fieldName": "My Awesome Text Field (single line)",
                            "fieldType": "com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:textfield",
                            "value": "some text"

 But this creates completely new custom fields. It doesn't populate any that have already been defined.

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Try to add the custom field on the create and edit screen and have a look.

I had already done that.

What is the type of your custom field?

I have tried text and doubles. But it looks like the Json import is not capable of dealing with custom properties in the way I need. A bit of research has turned up reports from others who have hit the same snag.

However, the CSV import function is much more capable. I reworked my process around that and have found that I can do everything that I need to do.

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