Issue in importing issues using CSV import wizard

I am using JIRA CSV import wizard to import the issues. Could you please tell me the proper format for importing comments

with commenter name and date for JIRA 4.0.2 version.

Can I also import the Issue Id with this import.

I am having situation like there are issues starting from key Project-5 and I have to restore issues with ID from

Project-1 to Project-4.



2 answers

Hi Saurabh,

As mentioned on previous thread. Here is the information in regards to importing comments using CSV

If a row contains more columns than there are header columns, then the excess columns will be added as comments (though see JRA-7672).

In regards to your second query, importing issue or restore I think you could not retain the issue ID as the CSV importer will create a new issue ID.

Hope it helps.


Septa Cahyadiputra

With a little scripting and using the JIRA Command Line Interface, you can preserve issue ids. This was important for me to keep the links to commits correct. Migration from Plugin Studio has some info and soon will have some of the scripts documented.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published Jan 08, 2019 in Jira

How to Jira for designers

I’m a designer on the Jira team. For a long time, I’ve fielded questions from other designers about how they should be using Jira Software with their design team. I’ve also heard feedback from other ...

1,104 views 4 9
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you