I'm currently exporting an Excel .xls file (1 MB) to no success. I was able to upload the file successfully and assigned it to a specific project as intended. When I get to the "Map Fields" page I'm being notified that " A JIRA Summary field mapping is required to enable import". The only CVS Field is see is "<html xmlns:o=urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" but I'm unable to select it. I get the option to select a "JIRA Field" and "Map Field Value" but any JIRA Field I select does not allow me to proceed beyond the MAP Field page. The NEXT button is grayed out.
Any help is greatly appreciated on helping resolving this issue.
JIRA Version 6.2-OD-03 OnDemand
When you export to Excel from Jira, what it actually creates is an XML file that says "I'm a spreadsheet" to anything that opens it. This is not a csv file, it's xml.
When you save a new Excel spreadsheet, it defaults to Excel format. This also is not a csv file, it's an Excel file.
Neither of these file types can be imported, as the csv importer expects csv. You need to convert your data to csv, which is actually a doodle - open the file in your spreadsheet and then use either "save as" or "export to csv" and save the result. Then upload that into the csv importer instead.
Thank you much for replying to my question, unfortunately, I'm still encountering the issue. I opened up the .xsl file and saved it as a CVS file. I uploaded the file successfully and assigned it to a specific project. When I get to the MAP Fields page, I chose any JIRA Field option and the NEXT button still appears grayed out. I upload the file.
Upload CVS file.
I keep the default UTF-8 file encoding.
Assign to a specific project.
Stuck on Map Fields page.
I have attached a screenshot of my issue.
The following text appears on the Map Field page:
Ok, could you take the csv file and open it in a simple text editor (vi, nano, notepad - not wordpad or anything more clever). No need to change anything, we just want to check the format.
Tell us what the first three lines say (feel free to obscure any data you don't want to share - we're interested in format, not data)
Here's are the first lines that appear after opening the csv file with Notepad
KFF Task Tracker,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Displaying 243 issues at 19/Nov/13 5:29 PM.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Project,Key,Summary,Issue Type,Status,Priority,Resolution,Assignee,Reporter,Created,Last Viewed,Updated,Resolved,Affects Version/s,Fix Version/s,Component/s,Due Date,Watchers,Images,Original Estimate,Remaining Estimate,Time Spent,Work Ratio,Sub-Tasks,Linked Issues,Description,Progress,? Progress,? Time Spent,? Remaining Estimate,? Original Estimate,Labels,Story Points,Flagged,Testing Status,Epic Link,Rank,Sprint,Platform,MANTIS_ID,Epic/Theme,Raised During,Test Sessions,[CHART] Date of First Response,Milestone
Ahh, ok, yes, we're getting there. The problem now is that the sheet you've saved has header and footer information. The importer requires a single line of header (Project, Key, Summary, etc) and then one row of data per issue to import.
The safest thing to do is go back to the spreadsheet, and remove the lines at the top that have header stuff in them. Have a look for the footer as well, you'll want to strip that off the bottom. Save the trimmed file as a CSV again and try to import that.
This is rather an old question to be commenting on, and I missed the first comment last month.
In later versions, the next button will be greyed out until you have a valid mapping - make sure there's a summary mapped to a column that has content on every line. If you've got a project column, check the mappings in there, same for issue type, etc.
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