JIRA Clearquest integration.

We are required to maintain both ClearQuest and JIRA. How can we integrate the two so that they are in synch all the time?

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This is non-ClearQuest based answer. Our company needed integration with a number of different systems using a number of methods. The most successful ones are based on a continuously running (via Bamboo :)) Groovy script that keeps things in sync within a couple of minutes:

  1. uses JIRA Command Line Interface to update and progress issues in JIRA
  2. synchronizes a summary database of JIRA information with JIRA used for reporting and pulling from other products
  3. maintains a database (queue) of work in/out of JIRA for integrations to pull from
  4. uses some product specific techniques (commands or sql) to update the product
  5. pulls via SQL from product specific information for queuing to JIRA
  6. in one case, processes CSV file mailed from another product to Confluence mail archive (could have used JIRA too for that) accessed via Confluence database query and CLI.

The JIRA side options are pretty good, you need to understand the other side (ClearQuest in your case) to see what can be done. Usually getting information is easier that updating information and workflow in the other products.

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Just to add one to what Bob said, have a look at the remote API options in JIRA as well.

one option would be to call some ClearQuest API at a prticular point in a JIRA workflow via a post-function

(this will update in the JIRA->other tool direction. Reverse would be done on a CQ side)

Apology for blatant plug :)

Clearvision have an application to do that called Affinity - see details here: http://www.clearvision-cm.com/clearvision-news/affinity-change-management-integration.html

Bridging is due in the next Release, but if require assistance with that (there are a number of pitfalls) feel free to get in touch (company details are on my profile) and we will be happy to discuss how we can help.

Clearvision are both an IBM and Atlassian partner and are uniquely placed to help with migrations, bridging and hybrid solutions between IBM Rational products (Clearcase and Clearquest) and Atlassians.

If the system you need to integrate with already has an importer or solution as Martin describes, that would be the first choice to investigate. Even if it doesn't do everything you need, it might reduce your integration costs significantly.

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Stefan Broda Atlassian Team May 15, 2012

Atlassian just released a ClearQuest to JIRA Migration cookbook that guides evaluators through the prototype setup. It includes best practices on Proof-of-Concept planning and execution, data migration, production approval process and points to relevant add-ons and Experts that can help.


It doesn't provide instructions how to sync the two but refers to Experts who could help with a customized interface.

Experts are part of the license package or does it require any additional fee?


How do I gain access to that site for ClearQuest to JIRA Migration cookbook? I am interested in an integration between ClearQuest and Jira.

When I login it says:

Page level restrictions apply to this page. These restrictions limit access to specific users or groups.


You are correct, that link is internal only.  Here is the public-facing link:


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You can make use of the IBM adapter for CQ and JIRA. Have a look at this.

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We have a new product which does this integration, along with integration to few other ALM applications, named ConnectAll. I know it is an old thread but might be useful for users with similar requirements!

Hi all,

I am also planning to integrate IBM ClearQuest with JIRA but haven't find the complete details. In our ClearQuest Environment we need only some Testing Project which needs to be integrated with JIRA , Test cases upload, Project Fields , with complete project details, Workflows,ETC  tracking in both ClearQuest and Jira (sync). Please assist how can I integrate this scenario any help appreciated. 

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