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Errors in CSV import

I'm trying to import Projects using CSV import, The process fails giving the following error

The first header row of the CSV import file contains following errors for the field name 'PK!q9+p��[Content_Types].xml ��(�̔MN�0��H�!�%n��j�?K��ؓƪc[���g��' on position 1: 'brackets mismatch', 'plus sign'

I've removed all the content in the file and tried uploading a basic csv with simple test data

<colgroup><col style="width: 49pt;" span="2" width="65"/> </colgroup>
Summary
test

Not sure what the reason is. Any help is really appreciated.

thank you

Miranda

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Nic Brough Community Leader Dec 06, 2011

I really don't think your file is CSV, there's a lot of control characters there.

Try opening it in a plain text editor (vi, gedit, nano, emacs, etc, or notepad if you're stuck with a Windows operating system) and checking what they show the first line as. Even Excel gets "save as .csv" right most of the time, but I do know of people trying to save as csv and not quite getting it right because all they change is the filename, and not the actual format.

Indeed, it looks like a zipped spreadsheet XML. Only plain CSV files are supported by JIRA Importers Plugin.

Thank you for the responses. It worked fine after the saved the file as a CSV.

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist] : Nic, you are just great!! I ran into this issue and found your post. In a minute i am On track now. Thanks, Akash

Configuration format has changed in version 2.6.0. If you're using an older format you need to restart the wizard from scratch. I get this error while doing csv import. Please help

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