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From "Rohan Verma" <rohanverma2...@gmail.com>
Subject [allura:tickets] Re: #8122 Add a ForgeImporter for JIRA Tickets
Date Mon, 29 Aug 2016 17:05:22 GMT
I just tried the export button on the issues page.

And it gives the issues in XML format but I guess it is limited to 100, maybe there would
be a way to paginate through all the issues. When clicking on the JSON format, it says that
we require admin access.

Anyways, since XML is a format that seems to be widely supported by JIRA when we export; I'm
going to try parse it and save it into Allura. We can explore into what would be the best
way to approach bulk importing. The backup option seems to be the easiest but as you pointed
out, would only be available to an admin user. Export link seems to work, and would require
automating the process using a user account.



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** [tickets:#8122] Add a ForgeImporter for JIRA Tickets**

**Status:** in-progress
**Milestone:** unreleased
**Created:** Mon Aug 29, 2016 01:45 PM UTC by Rohan Verma
**Last Updated:** Mon Aug 29, 2016 03:15 PM UTC
**Owner:** Rohan Verma


As discussed previously, adding an importer for issues hosted on JIRA would ease convincing
projects to use Allura.

JIRA provides a method to backup issues.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/adminjiracloud/exporting-issues-776636787.html

The backup includes the following data:
* Issues
* Users and their group settings
* Avatars
* Attachments if selected

In XML format.

We already have an importer for GitHub, and the code /ForgeImporters/forgeimporters/github/tracker.py
for it's ticket importer can be used for reference.

I have started working on this and with the merge of this with the codebase I think would
be a good time to approach Apache projects in the Incubator.




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