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Issues when importing work items from CSV

Paul Tasillo (10665) | asked Nov 08 '12, 1:10 p.m.
retagged Nov 08 '12, 8:01 p.m. by Millard Ellingsworth (2.5k12431)
When importing workitems from CSV we've hit an issue.

The issues are related to the Filed Against and Planned For fields.  Here is an example of the csv file:

Id        Type        Summary        Owned By        Filed Against        Priority                Planned For         
1        Task        Task 1                Member 1        Category 1        Medium        Release 1
2        Task        Task 2                Member 2        Category 2        Medium        Release 2
3        Task        Task 3                Member 3        Category 3        Medium        Release 3

Even if the Category (Filed Against) and the Iteration (Planned For) exist in the Categories list and Timelines respectively (Project Area configuration), when importing the file it creates new (duplicate) category and iteration instead of mapping to the existing one.

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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Nov 09 '12, 7:36 a.m.
Hi Paul,

for the iteration there was an issue in RTC 3.x. This was, as far as I remember, related to the fact that an iteration can have a name and an ID. The mapping algorithm only checked for one match. I had the impression that there was puta lot of work in improving matters for 4.0. See:

Which version are you looking at?

There are also several questions in the forum with similar questions. You might want to browse through them

One mentions: Make sure to use the fully qualified name of the iteration as described
at and things should work fine.


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