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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?



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