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The Scheduler Add-on - How can I bulk upload scheduled issues?

I would like to bulk upload scheduled issues instead of creating my 150 tasks one by one.

So far, it seems there is no way to either bulk export the scheduled issues or bulk import scheduled issues into the scheduler.

Thanks,

Roberta

2 answers

Hi @Roberta ,

I have been able to achieve that by creating a XML file to upload into the scheduler, it needs to follow a specific schema of the following:

<TheSchedulerBackup xmlns="http://www.tt.com.pl">
<BackupInformation>
<JiraVersion>{InsertVersion}</JiraVersion>
<PluginVersion>{InsertVersion}</PluginVersion>
<BackupVersion>{InsertVersion}</BackupVersion>
<BackupCreator>{InsertCreator}</BackupCreator>
<BackupTime>{today's date?}</BackupTime>
<ExportType>{InsertExportType}</ExportType>
<SkipDisabled>{true/false}</SkipDisabled>
<DisabledAmount>{insertAmount}</DisabledAmount>
<SkipInvalid>{true/false}</SkipInvalid>
<InvalidAmount>{insertAmount}</InvalidAmount>
</BackupInformation>
<TheSchedulerData>
<ScheduledIssueElement> this would be each issue
</ScheduledIssueElement>
</TheSchedulerData>
</TheSchedulerBackup>

I believe you can get this schema if you download from the scheduler.

I then used Python to generate a XML file from a CSV that had all the issues I needed to import into the scheduler.

Unfortunately I was not able to find any online CSV to XML converter that would work with this specific schema, so best way I found to do it was to build my own.

If you'll use Python, I used the following:

  1. Python 3.6
  2. Pycharm IDE
  3. the csv library
  4. the lxml library (from lxml import etree)

Afterwards you just need to have a CSV file to import, and then start building your XML tree based on your CSV columns. A download from the scheduler should give you the exact schema you need for what all nodes it requires.

Also since it took me a while to figure this out, in order to make a node be a child of another node, you need to have the main node extend the child node, ex:

main = etree.Element('TheSchedulerData')
sub = etree.SubElement(main, 'ScheduledIssueElement') # This would be inside a loop iterating over every row of your CSV file
main.extend(sub)

 

Amazing! :) 

In the future, we hope to create some bulk creation process and clean up import/export features. 

For others interested in som bulk operations not available through UI, this might give you the idea of how to work with export/import feature through simple editions in case of: changing the creator.

Note: Jira Server / Data Center only

So I just stumbled on this question again after I myself needed to find the answer, seeing that my previous answer only answers what to do AFTER finding where to upload.

You can find the import bulk in JIRA administration (cog icon on top right) --> Manage Apps --> Import Scheduled Issues under The Scheduler.

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