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Jira 8 Essentials - Sixth Edition

By : Patrick Li
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Jira 8 Essentials - Sixth Edition

By: Patrick Li

Overview of this book

This new and improved sixth edition comes with the latest Jira 8.21 Data Center offerings, with enhanced features such as clustering, advanced roadmaps, custom field optimization, and tools to track and manage tasks for your projects. This comprehensive guide to Jira 8.20.x LTS version provides updated content on project tracking, issue and field management, workflows, Jira Service Management, and security. The book begins by showing you how to plan and set up a new Jira instance from scratch before getting you acquainted with key features such as emails, workflows, and business processes. You’ll also get to grips with Jira’s data hierarchy and design and work with projects. Since Jira is used for issue management, this book will help you understand the different issues that can arise in your projects. As you advance, you’ll create new screens from scratch and customize them to suit your requirements. Workflows, business processes, and guides on setting up incoming and outgoing mail servers will be covered alongside Jira’s security model and Jira Service Management. Toward the end, you’ll learn how Jira capabilities are extended with third-party apps from Atlassian marketplace. By the end of this Jira book, you’ll have understood core components and functionalities of Jira and be able to implement them in business projects with ease.
Table of Contents (18 chapters)
Part 1: Introduction to Jira
Part 2: Jira in Action
Part 3: Advanced Jira

Importing data into Jira

Jira allows you to import data from other sources, such as other issue tracking systems, and tells you whether the data can be exported in a supported format, such as CSV or JSON. All the importers have a wizard-driven interface that guides you through a series of steps. These steps are mostly identical but have a few differences. Generally speaking, there are four steps when it comes to importing data into Jira, as follows:

  1. Select your source data – for example, a CSV file.
  2. Select a destination project where the imported issues will go. This can be an existing project or a new project created on the fly.
  3. Map fields from the source (for example, CSV) to Jira fields.
  4. Map field values from the source to Jira field values. This is usually required for select-based fields, such as the priority field, or select list fields. For fields such as text and number fields, this is not required.

Now, let’s see how to import data...