Issues importing from FogBugz

Trying to import from FB 7.6.3 server instance to a Jira on demand.

FB is externally accessible and I can connect fine - it imports users but fails when importing issues. I removed all field mappings except the mandatory 3 and it still fails.

Log shows the error:

2013-06-05 12:02:30,084 INFO - Only new items will be

imported
2013-06-05 12:03:05,812 INFO -

------------------------------
2013-06-05 12:03:05,813 INFO - Finished Importing :

Issues
2013-06-05 12:03:05,813 INFO -

------------------------------
2013-06-05 12:03:05,813 ERROR - Unexpected failure

occurred. Importer will stop immediately. Data maybe

in an unstable state
org.jdom.IllegalDataException: The data "Ther is

nothing usefull in logs even in txt file, the only

error is:

<absfile><![CDATA[Error.FailedChannelRequest]]

></absfile>" is not legal for a JDOM CDATA section:

CDATA cannot internally contain a CDATA ending

delimiter (]]>).
at org.jdom.CDATA.setText(CDATA.java:121)
at org.jdom.CDATA.<init>(CDATA.java:95)
at org.jdom.DefaultJDOMFactory.cdata

(DefaultJDOMFactory.java:97)
at org.jdom.input.SAXHandler.flushCharacters

(SAXHandler.java:652)
at org.jdom.input.SAXHandler.flushCharacters

(SAXHandler.java:623)
at org.jdom.input.SAXHandler.endElement

(SAXHandler.java:678)
at

org.apache.xerces.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.endElement

(Unknown Source)
at

org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLNSDocumentScannerImpl.scanEn

dElement(Unknown Source)
at

org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl

$FragmentContentDispatcher.dispatch(Unknown Source)
at

org.apache.xerces.impl.XMLDocumentFragmentScannerImpl.

scanDocument(Unknown Source)
at

org.apache.xerces.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse

(Unknown Source)
at

org.apache.xerces.parsers.XML11Configuration.parse

(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.parsers.XMLParser.parse

(Unknown Source)
at

org.apache.xerces.parsers.AbstractSAXParser.parse

(Unknown Source)
at org.apache.xerces.jaxp.SAXParserImpl

$JAXPSAXParser.parse(Unknown Source)
at org.jdom.input.SAXBuilder.build

(SAXBuilder.java:453)
at org.jdom.input.SAXBuilder.build

(SAXBuilder.java:770)
at

com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.fogbugz.ho

sted.FogBugzClient.getWithToken

(FogBugzClient.java:223)
at

com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.fogbugz.ho

sted.FogBugzClient.getCases(FogBugzClient.java:275)
at

com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.fogbugz.ho

sted.FogBugzHostedDataBean.getIssuesIterator

(FogBugzHostedDataBean.java:132)
at

com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.i

mpl.DefaultJiraDataImporter.importIssues

(DefaultJiraDataImporter.java:809)
at

com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.i

mpl.DefaultJiraDataImporter.doImport

(DefaultJiraDataImporter.java:415)
at

com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.i

mpl.ImporterCallable.call(ImporterCallable.java:26)
at

com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.importer.i

mpl.ImporterCallable.call(ImporterCallable.java:15)
at com.atlassian.jira.task.TaskManagerImpl

$TaskCallableDecorator.call(TaskManagerImpl.java:365)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask

$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:303)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run

(FutureTask.java:138)
at java.util.concurrent.Executors

$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:441)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask

$Sync.innerRun(FutureTask.java:303)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run

(FutureTask.java:138)
at

com.atlassian.jira.task.ForkedThreadExecutor

$ForkedRunnableDecorator.run

(ForkedThreadExecutor.java:249)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:662)
2013-06-05 12:03:06,391 INFO - No issues need to be

reindexed.

2 answers

I ran into the same issue and was able to solve it by simply searching in fogbugz for the keyword "CDATA" and then editing this word out of all cases. As soon as I cleared this out of our fogbugz cases, the import went smoothly.

Thanks for the workaround Paul, I figured that would solve this (which I have also run into). However, JIRA should really address this... my FogBugz data is perfectly valid, it's JIRA's importer that's falling down :)

I was able to import from a different project within the same FB install

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