How to specify NEW LINE or TAB during CSV import


Hi there,

When importing how do I specify special characters such as 

TAB or NEW LINE

in text fields such as Description 

thanks and regards
Seán

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For those make sure to wrap the value in double quotes. 

Capturing data that spans multiple lines

Use double-quote marks (") in your CSV file to capture data that spans multiple lines. For example, upon import, JIRA will treat the following as a valid CSV file with a single record:

Summary, Description, Status
"Login fails", "This is on
a new line", Open



https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiraserver071/importing-data-from-csv-802592885.html

Does this method from the documentation actually work for people?  It does not seem to work for me.  "Import from CSV" for Jira Cloud still eats newlines.  There is an open bug for both Cloud and Server:

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-46365

that says the documentation quoted above is incorrect as written, and gives a workaround, but the workaround mangles other fancy formatting like lists.  The bug is marked as "Verified" by Atlassian, but has unfortunately been sitting around for 2 years with no end in sight.

Not working for me either!

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