how do you bulk edit original estimate


2 answers

Hey Rudy,

Currently JIRA does not allow you to bulk edit time estimate fields. But there is a feature request you can vote for at



Unfortunately, Atlassian has decided not to go for this feature in the roadmap. I have however seen this done by using CSV File import.

This seems like something extremely easy and something many, many of us need. It's a text field. Why can't it be bulk updated? Along with the Description, another plain text field that cannot be updated, though a Comment can? These two fields would be the most useful in a bulk action for many people and they're left out. Why?


This can be done using the External System Import (CSV).......

Step 1: Query the issues you want to edit in Issue Navigator

Step 2: Export by CSV

Step 3: Edit Original Estimate

Step 4: Import issues (keep the same issue Key!)

How do i keep the same key? It is not supported in the fields available for importing to. Only Issue id is.

Sorry, I don't follow here. I have used the External System Import (CSV) option to update issues before by having the Issue-Key in the upload file. This does work. I am on JIRA Server Version 7.6.0

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Published yesterday in Jira

How you can achieve compact and easy-to-maintain workflows in your JIRA( Server)

This approach requires you to have the JIRA administrative rights. The main aim of this article is to help you achieve an organized, easy-to-maintain workflows in your JIRA instance thereby, reducin...

235 views 0 0
Read article

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you