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Preparing Stories offline

Hi all,

I'm looking for a way to offline prepare my jira Items and then later when I have internet connection ingest them into Jira.

I'm working a lot aboard/traveling - and there is very often no connection to the internet, sometime I as well don't want my items to be published before I'm not done.

Therefore I want to prepare these items offline and later upload them to Jira.
I was looking for a tool where I can put all the information of a ticket in and then when finished upload the tickets to the Jira instance.

Or write the information into a file and later to tell Jira to import it.

Is there anything like that?
I don't know a tool for that.
And was looking for importing it and this importer was not supporting all fields (not even all ticket types)

I'm using Jira v7.13.13.

2 answers

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I've seen three broad approaches to this:

  • Write a load of local data into a format that you can import into Jira later (Bascially, a spreadsheet, then save as csv and manually import it)
  • Write a script that parses whatever you're saving your offline data in and pokes it into Jira over REST when you are next connected to it
  • Use something like https://almworks.com/jiraclient/overview.html

Hi Paul,

Jira wasn't really intended for offline use, but you can leverage the file import method you mentioned. Take a look at Atlassian's Importing data from CSV documentation.

It's also worth noting that importing CSVs via the Navigation bar > Issues > Import issues from CSV is a user facing option that is only good for creating new issues. The Admin only CSV import option in Admin > System > External System Import > CSV can create new issues and update existing issues. Cheers!

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