Restrict creation of fields and values when importing via csv

We have a team whos process is to create 4k issues at bulk and then work those issues to completion. It is part of a conversion process so it will not work doing it one by one.

Since the issues basically have a set template save a few fields, I would like to automate this with importing via command line or through the admin menu. The problem is that I want to restrict it from creating custom fields and new field selections.

Is there anyway to do that?

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See if JIRA Command Line Interface runFromCsv will work for you.

Hi Bob,

I am prepping my spreadsheet now to test but will that fail the creation of the issue if the value in the CSV does not match what is in JIRA? I want to make sure no new values or custom fields are created due to mispellings like they are with the GUI import.


Looks like it does. Now to bundle any failures into a log for easy ready. Thanks!

Secondary question - Any way to silence notifications via the command line? Version 5.0.3 and soon to be 5.2.x

Not sure I understand exactly what you are doing, but here are some answers:

  1. CSV columns can be excluded by using a property file - see How to import JIRA issues using CSV
  2. How to limit notifications for automation actions

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