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how do you bulk edit original estimate


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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?

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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


Can you please confirm this solution works?

Can you please put more steps to reproduce it?



sai I'm New Here Mar 31, 2021

This works well but needs a bit of work. 
Make sure you have all of these fields
Issue key, Issue id, Original estimate, Project, Summary,Project Type,Project Key


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