I am trying to perform a CSV import from a jira to another jira instance. However, when i take a excel export from my jira, it does not export the field comments.
I am on jira 6.2
How do i export comments in an excel?
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Better Excel Plugin will export the comments to an Excel spreadsheet for you in any possible way:
The comments are potentially open-ended, very long and hard to parse. Jira simply doesn't have a template for exporting them, so you won't get them.
There are a handful of plugins and scripted fields that enable comments to come out, but they don't do anything particularly clever with the formatting, it's a huge single block, so you'd be looking at having to parse them out, and you wouldn't retain the meta data on import anyway
CSV isn't really that suitable for Jira to Jira transfers, I'd be looking at project export/import, Jelly, the CLI, etc
With JExcel PRO you can export your issues to XLSX (or HTML) with the images, comments and attachments.
You can even see the comments in the grid!
Feel free to try it:
I hope you will like it. :)
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