Merging Custom Fields / Text fields?

Within our Mantis setup we have the fields:

  • Description,
  • Steps to Reproduce and
  • Additional Information

Is is somehow possible to merge all of these into "Description" while import or afterwards?

It would be great if we could add headers in between like:


# Steps to Reproduce #
%steps to reprodude%

# Additional Information #
%additional information%

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It's not possible without modifying the source code of JIRA Importers Plugin. However it should be relatively easy. Every JIRA commercial license holder has the access to the source code of JIRA Importers Plugin.

You would have to modify com.atlassian.jira.plugins.importer.imports.mantis.transformer.IssueTransformerVer118OrOlder class and concatenate the info (fields) you want and set description (setDescription()) of ExternalIssue class.

For our production system we "only" had a open source license. So we bought the starter license now to get access to the source code and will use a customized importers-plugin. Thanks for the tip.

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Ruchi Tandon Atlassian Team Jun 09, 2013

I would suggest to import the fields anyways into JIRA as custom fields, and then you can choose one of the following options to copy the field value from custom field to the system fields :

Hi - are running any of these scripts possible in JIRA Cloud?    See my related question

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