About a month ago I imported a bunch of issues to a 5.2.11 Jira using CSV. It turns out that there were attachments that should have come with those issues. So I am now hoping to update all the imported issues, adding the appropriate attachments.
Things I can do/have done:
-Put all the attachments in <JIRA HOME>/import/attachments/
- Set up the CSV file so that each issue has a line including issuekey, summary, list of attachments in format "date;user;
//filename_on_disk" (as described in https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/How+to+import+attachment+using+CSV)
However, it says here (https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Importing+Data+From+CSV#ImportingDatafromCSV-Updatingexistingissues) that this will blow away all other fields of the issues. Is this really true? It doesn't/I can't tell it to leave other fields as-is?
Do I have to dump all the existing data for these issues, include it all in my CSV, and re-import it all? That seems crazy. Is there a way to make these kind of bulk updates?
I'd appreciate any help! Thanks
Ok, Thanks for the suggestions, but it turns out the Jira REST API can do this, which avoids:
-having to dump and entire project, fiddle with the data, and reimport (which is super prone to errors)
-buying a third-party plugin
Here's the page that describes it:
After creating a .csv file that matched up the issues with the attachments I wanted in each, I wrote a simple bash script that ran through the file and called that curl command for each line, of the form:
inputFile="$1" while IFS="," read filename issuekey do curl -D- -u user:password -X POST -H "X-Atlassian-Token: nocheck" -F "file=@path/to/local/$filename" http://JIRA_BASE_URL:8080/rest/api/2/issue/$issuekey/attachments done < $inputFile echo "done"
Hopefully that helps anyone looking to do this in the future...
Another option is to just add the attachments to the existing issues. Especially better if you have active users as this can be done while active. You could create a file (with actions) with the specific attachment details and use the run action or use runFromCsv explained here: How to use runFromCsv . In either case, the critical action you need is addAttachment .
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