problem understanding JIRA CLI with cascading field and csv


We use a cascading field in JIRA and it is set as required. We need to create 100s or more test cases via the CLI

We have the following csv to import

action,project,type,summary,assignee,reporter, customfield_10133,asCascadeSelect


I am able to create the first half of the menu item, but not the second.

I have tried commas, quotes, etc.

If we remove the customfield and disable it as required, we can import. We want to keep the menu required and import the field as part of the csv import.
The values from the database are:
<colgroup><col span="3" width="64"> <col width="194"> <col span="2" width="64"> </colgroup>
15486 10133 10163 NULL File Menu
15487 10133 10163 15486 Symbols > New...
15488 10133 10163 15486 Symbols > Load...

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Cascade select types are a bit of pain. There are 2 options for this. If you have any problems, open a support issue at JIRA Command Line Interface.

1. Use --common "--asCascadeSelect" on runFromCsvwith something like


2. Use --common "--asCascadeSelect" on runFromCsvwith something like


Thank you! I used the first example and added a comma between values and customerfiled_10133 and it worked.

Cheers mate!

Oops - I was having some cut/paste issues with the editor :(. That was extraneous data - you don't need (and shouldn't have) the custom field in the header line. I fixed the reference. Good job in getting it working anyway!

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