How to import attachments using jira importer plugin?

Please help - I could not find information on how to do it.

I create ExternalIssue class and fill all needed fields in my importer client class. During the process I create several ExternalAttachment classes using the following constructor:

 ExternalAttachment(String name, File file, Date date)

The file contains the full path name of the attachment file, somewhere on the local disk.

and put them into list, then calling issue.setAttachments(list);

After process is finished, the imported issue has no attachments. The log also shows no signs of any attachments.


What am I missing?

2 answers

Seems like the DefaultJiraDataImporter.CreateIssue pays no attention on the contents of the ExternalIssue attachments field and requests attachments from the DataBean. The default implementation of the  getAttachmentsForIssue method just returns empty collection. The "real" implementation should return attachments for the issue, like this:


public Collection<ExternalAttachment> getAttachmentsForIssue(ExternalIssue externalIssue, ImportLogger log)
return externalIssue.getAttachments();

This is really a strange behavior.

Another strange thing is that JIRA deletes attachment files from their source location for unknown reasons.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Julia Dillon
Posted Tuesday in Jira

Tell us how your team runs on Jira!

Hey Atlassian Community! Today we are launching a bunch of customer stories about the amazing work teams, like Dropbox and Twilio, are doing with Jira. You can check out the stories here. The thi...

244 views 1 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you