Way to capture the data of Lock field from .csv file through JiraCli.

Hi ,

I am trying to upload data from .csv file for field "Epic" but Not succefull. Then in one my thread that i put here come to know that "Epic" field might be Locked that the reason data of the "Epic" field is not importing from .csv file though JiraCli.

But when i ask my JIRA Admin to unlock this field they refuess because in past due to some issue they locked it and its come Locked from JIRA side by default now.

Now My Question is there is any way to capture the data of that of Lock field.

Thanks a Lot in Advanced !



2 answers

I am able to update the "Epic Name" field via CLI even if it is locked. However, it must be an issue of type "Epic" - that field is not defined for other types.


So what would the reason behind that ? I use both "Epic","Epic Name" in my property file. Still i am not able to import the data.

Please Help.



I don't know, you have to figure it out on your system. Do simple first from the command line:

  1. Create an issue of type epic using createIssue with --field "Epic Name" --value epicname
  2. Go to the issue in the UI and see what it looks like - is the epic name set?
  3. Use updateIssue to set the epic name to something else
  4. Does that work?

Hi Bob,

I try the above step below 2 warning message is coming

Warning: user is not an administrator. Custom fields cannot be validated. Use correct custom field ids!

Remote error: com.atlassian.jira.rpc.exception.RemoteValidationException: {customfield_10673=Epic Name is required.} : []

Please help



Are you using a different user id? As the message says, only admistrators have access to the custom field names, others had to use ids. However, an updated JCLI release (3.8 at least) provides access to custom fields by name as well as id to non-administrators too.


I am using 3.8.0 version of JIRA Cli.

Please help me in this problem.

By Csv contin following colums:

Action (CreateIssue)
Type (Epic)
Epic Name (epicname)

And Proper file

field.Type = Type
field.Epic Name = Epic Name


Kailash Pathak

You keep asking for help, but do not provide useful information what how to reproduce the problem you are having. Open an issue and provide details including log of the action and your configuration properties, etc...

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