What options exist for creating multiple JIRA issues from a static data source or table? Edited

Our team frequently needs to create multiple JIRA issues (Tasks) from selected rows in a list or table of static data. 

For example: Scoping test plans for a software project.

1. We have a table where each test plan is recorded in a row, with columns containing Tester assignee, setup info, test steps, etc.

2. Project Manager selects applicable tests for a current release from a table of available/common test plans. (Ideally by checking a checkbox in the table row)

3. Project manager creates multiple JIRA issues (Testing Tasks) by performing a single action (Transition button?). One JIRA issue is created per table row, with the data from each column in the table being mapped/populated into JIRA issue fields (Summary, Assignee, Description, various custom fields). ONLY the rows with boxes checked in step 2 have issues created. (Unchecked rows are ignored)

4. The data in the tables could be stored in an external system (database? Wiki?), where it could be updated occasionally as new test plans are added, Tester assignee's change, etc. The point of the table is that the data would be globally available for any JIRA project (not stored in the issue-level or project-level context).

Aside from using "Create JIRA issues from Confluence table" (This doesn't work for our purpose because we're not always creating 1 issue per row - we need to be able to select specific, non-consecutive rows for issue creation.

Confluence table option also doesn't seem to allow mapping of table rows to custom fields - only System ones.

Does any such solution exist for the Atlassian suite?

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Hi Charles,

This is most likely going to require a third party add-on.

I found an article titled How to Import Data into JIRA from External Systems or Databases that may be of assistance and it utilizes the Bob Swift CLI for JIRA.

Take a look and hopefully you can modify this for your needs.

Cheers,

Branden

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