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How create storys with the API?


Patrick Boschung (21) | asked Apr 29, 4:16 a.m.
Hi,
We have to create about 30 storys (Planned For, some Description,  Estimation etc) in IBM Jazz.
I could not find a simple guide, how create storys automated with the API.

Thanks for help
Greetings Patrick

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Ralph Schoon (58.0k23642) | answered Apr 29, 4:48 a.m.
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 If you ask me, I would suggest to rather use something like the WCL https://github.com/jazz-community/work-item-command-line or the EWM CSV import. Neither of the APIs is trivial and it is going to take a lot longer if you try using them. These are the available APIs: https://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2013/03/14/what-apis-are-available-for-rtc-and-what-can-you-extend/ 

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Patrick Boschung commented Apr 29, 5:39 a.m. | edited May 03, 4:11 a.m.
Thanks, this would be also a possibility.
Unfortunately errors occure while importing CSV, when use the CSV Style of an exported file.


Patrick Boschung commented Apr 29, 5:44 a.m. | edited May 03, 4:11 a.m.
Do you have a working example of a CSV with.  Plan, Estimation, Name, Parent, Owner?
EXAMPLE CSV:

"Id","Item Notes","Primary Location","Summary","Plan Parent ID","Group","Owned By","Severity","Effective Estimate","Status","Blocked","Parent",
,,"false","BCL FW Req: Discuss",,"Boschung, Patrick, EXT","Boschung, Patrick, EXT","Unclassified",,"New","false","#1270650: Int Valve EU",


Ralph Schoon commented Apr 29, 6:51 a.m.
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Over the decades I have learned, that it is a good idea to try to export, before you then use that exported data to import. If I remember correctly You can also create an example mapping file.


Unfortunately I do not have a custom example for your case available. 

Note that the WCL also supports export and import with a mode that is a bit different from EWM, insofar it encodes the export values in a way that avoinds the need to create import mapping files.


Patrick Boschung commented Apr 29, 7:10 a.m.
Hi Ralph,
Isn't it a default workflow I have?
What does WCL and EWM mean?
Thanks a lot.
Greetings Patrick

Patrick Boschung commented May 03, 1:44 a.m. | edited May 03, 4:12 a.m.
After a few steps with Exporting and importing cycles I found a working CSV format for Storys, Owner, Planed For and
Description.
Thanks.

Example CSV stored with Rons CSV Editor:

"Id","Planned For","Project Area","Filed Against","Type","Summary","Owned By","Severity","Story Points (numeric)","Story Points","Status","Blocked","Parent","Description","Acceptance Criteria"
"","Sprint 1.1","FID","Development/FW Team","Story","Title","Name","Unclassified","2","2 pts","New","FALSE","#FeatureNumber: FeatureSummary","Story Content","Acceptance Criteria of this story"



Ralph Schoon commented May 03, 8:17 a.m.
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Everyone thinks their workflow is the default workflow. I would disagree that CSV-import to create work items is the default.

WCL is work item command line: https://github.com/jazz-community/work-item-command-line that allows several types of batch commands, including csv-import, csv-export, bulk update, work item creation, update, print.

EWM is Engineering-Workflow-Management the new official name for RTC.
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