I've been using the JIRA CLI tool (great kit by the way). I followed examples to download an attachment list of all issues from a search query like so:
./jira.sh --action runFromIssueList --filter FOO-test --common "--action getAttachmentList --outputFormat 2 --issue @issue@ --file list.csv --append"
./jira.sh --action runFromAttachmentList --issue "FOO-1036" --common "-a getAttachment --file \"target/output/jiraclirunner/@attachment@\" --name @attachmentId@ --issue FOO-1036"
You are doing good by breaking it down into working pieces. Now, you just need to combine them all and be careful with the quoting/escaping.
--action runFromIssueList --filter FOO-test --common "--action runFromAttachmentList --issue @issue@ --common \"--action getAttachment --issue @issue@ --file \"\"target/@attachment@\"\" \" "
I am running into something interesting. If I run this:
./jira.sh --continue --verbose --action runFromIssueList --filter FOO-test --common "--action runFromAttachmentList --issue @issue@ --common \"--action getAttachment --issue @issue@ --file \"\"target/@attachment@\"\" \" "
The script runs, but I get errors like the following. Some of the attachments have titles matching the issue they are assigned to, so I was able to see where there was a disconnect:
Client error: Attachment 'Blah-blah-blah-FOO-2866.xlsx' not found for issue FOO-2864 org.swift.common.cli.CliClient$ClientException: Attachment 'Blah-blah-blah-FOO-2866.xlsx' not found for issue FOO-2864
I was able to verify that the attachment does exist on FOO-2866, and not FOO-2864. Tips?
Had a related question:
Is there a way to use Jira CLI to download attachments specified in the file you get from getAttachmentList? For example, with use runFromAttachmentList? The --file option for that seems to imply the output as opposed to the input.
I was able to do it this way, but I'd prefer not to login/logout so many times:
for i in `cut -d \" -f 2 attachments.csv | sort -u`; do ./jira.sh --action runFromAttachmentList --issue $i --common "-a getAttachment --file \"target/@attachment@\" --name \"@attachment@\" --issue $i"; done
Lastly, regarding testing problems with I encountered with the example you gave me. It looks like the @attachment@ variables don't clear when script moves to next issue. Output shows success for the first issue, then failures for the rest. Is there a way to flush/clear a variable between iterations?
I believe there is a regression error in 3.9, try using release 3.8 until it is fixed in 4.0.
Regarding the other information, I would recommend adding a comment immediately after adding the issue with whatever details you want. JIRA doesn't provide any other way to associate a comment for a specific attachment.
Thanks Bob -- version 3.8 seems to work as expected. You sir rock!
What I meant earlier wasn't regarding comments specificially. I meant that if an attachment in the original issue had a timestamp and user associated with it, is it possible to recreate that data via your tool?
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