I suggest Structure should ...

Use a field (i.e. sequential index) to automatically create hierarchy into Structure when importing from CSV/Jira.

Hi, we usually load Jira items via CSV import, and it is very time consuming to arrange them with links or to manually indent them into the Structure.
It would be great to use a field like the Structure's sequential index.
For instance, using that field during import, to automatically arrange the hierarchy into the Structure (i.e., item 3.1.3 to be put automatically after 3.1.2 and underneath 3.1).

Many thanks, and congrats for your works, it is very well done!

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  • Marco commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Julia,

    thanks for quick reply.

    - We do use automation. We use it for Agile synchronizers for Epics and Stories, for instance.
    But, starting from a CSV file, it is very time consuming to prepare the file inserting other kind of links, so we have to manually rework the structure for elements other then Epics and Stories linked to them. We're talking 2'000 to 10'000 Jira items for a project.

    - This seems indeed going towards the same direction! Yes, we insert a lot of information in the CSV file, and we use different issue types, so text file seems to be a bit limited, as far as now. But again, aim is similar - to have an easy way to import the hierarchy into structure. I will try to arrange a test for this plugin.

    Thanks and regards,

  • AdminJulia (Product Owner, ALM Works) commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Hello Marco,

    Thank you for your request and kind words! I have several questions for you:

    - do you create your structure manually? It is possible to automate structure creation via Automation button, you can define issues you would like to add and rules how to add other levels: by issue link, for example. More details can be found here: https://wiki.almworks.com/display/structure/Automation

    - do you have all fields defined in your CSV? We have a small unsupported add-on, allows you to create items in Jira from text file, with tabs at the beginning of a row as a sign of hierarchy. You can check the example and download the plugin from here: https://wiki.almworks.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=32221111
    Does it help?

    ALM Works team

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