How to import "Resolved" date for issues via JSON

Including a property named "resolved" or "resolutiondate" on an issue in a JSON import file yields a message like:

java.lang.RuntimeException: Unrecognized field "resolutiondate" (Class com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.external.beans.ExternalIssue), not marked as ignorable

at [Source:; line: 29131, column: 36] (through reference chain: com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.external.beans.ExternalProject["issues"]->com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.external.beans.ExternalIssue["resolutiondate"])

How can the resolved date be set for issues imported via JSON import?

1 answer

Hey Benjamin

Yes it's possible - "resolutiondate" property should be working. It's a part of issue object. Are you sure, you have put it in the proper place? I'm attaching below a working example of issue object (timestamp and simple date format should work fine):

                	"key"				: "VOT-2",
                    "priority"			: "Major",
                    "issueType" 		: "Task",
                    "reporter" 			: "sdv",
                    "assignee" 			: "sdv",
                    "summary" 			: "Issue with resolution",
                    "status" 			: "Closed",
                    "resolution" 		: "Resolved",
                    "resolutionDate" 	: 1388534400000,
                    "description" 	: "Issue without resolution",
                    "voters"		: [ "admin", "sdv" ]

Was this documented anywhere? I was having problems simply because I could find no example as you have provided here. I see now that there were two problems with my method: 1 - I used all lowercase resolutiondate instead of resolutionDate, 2 - I was representing the date in string format. Is it required to represent the date as a Javascript timestamp?

Sorry, I see now after re-reading your comment that a simple date format should work like my other dates. So I guess my only problem was using resolutiondate instead of resolutionDate. I will hopefully get a change to try that correction this week.

We are trying to keep CAC page always up-to-date: And there's no example of resolutionDate - I'll let know about that to our Documentation team, it should be added soon.

3+ years later.  Document still not updated.  Sigh.

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