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Importing GitLab issues to JIRA

Is that possible to import issues from GitLab issue tracking to JIRA? Thanks.

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Is not possible to import issues directly from GitLab to JIRA. But if you can export issues from GitLab to a CSV or JSON file, then you can use this file to import the issues to JIRA, as per https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Importing+Data+from+CSV

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Teilor

Unfortunately the import wizard does all sorts of things you don't expect, like space separated labels, and auto-creating users, and getting the author wrong, and all sorts of stuff.

At the end of the day, the conversion almost never works and is extremely slow and painful to to undo becase Jira has no bulk user editing.

A custom program needs to be written for gitlab... don't waste your time trying to get the import to work, unless you heavily massage the data in excel first.

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FYI: I wrote a custom program for this.   Both the Gitlab and Jira API's are sufficient to make things work.

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Hi @Erik Aronesty , would you be able to point me in the direction of your custom program? so I can test this migration I am trying to accomplish. Thanks in advance. 

I searched around for the code today and literally couldn't find it.   Wrote it as a python script that pulled all the issues from gitlab and created issues in jira.... the only "not obvious" part involved translating sprints and other lables to equivalent jira issue stuff.

Oh Ok, @Erik Aronesty

If you happen to find it, please advise. This will help a lot... Thanks again.

Hi @Erik Aronesty did you manage to find the code ?? we have a use case to migrate issues from Gitlab to JIRA. Any help here would be of great help. 

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