You might want to import data from an internal or third-party system like BMC Remedy or Service Now. This article guides you through importing data from another database. Learn more about importing
You need to be a Jira admin to create and configure database imports.
We're using a common framework (jdbc) to connect to the database, so we support many databases:
Microsoft SQL Server
Once you've chosen your import type, you'll need to enter details about it. Here's the description of fields you should see in Insight.
Here are general fields, common for every import type:
|Name||The name of the import.|
|Description||The description for your convenience.|
You can specify a default concatenator. When joining multiple data locators into one Insight attribute, this will be the default concatenator. One example could be to join two columns like "First name" and "Last name" into one attribute. So "Mathias" (first name) and "Edblom" (last name) will be concatenated as "Mathias Edblom" if using \s as concatenator.
Enter \s for space-concatenated. To include a concatenate character, place the value between double quotes (i.e "\s").
|Empty Values||Defines what should happen when a Data Locator is empty. Should the import remove the attribute value or just ignores it and leave the current value as is.|
|Defines what should happen if a Data Locator is unknown to Insight. This could happen with attribute types like "Status" and "Select". The value can be added as an option or just ignore the value.|
Format for date fields in import source to convert dates into Insight. If left empty, Insight will automatically try to find correct format.
|Format for date/time fields in import source to convert dates into Insight. If left empty, Insight will automatically try to find correct format. |
The format should be specified according to the Java SimpleDateFormat guidelines.
These fields are specific to an import type (module).
The database connection URL. If you want to connect to the Jira database, you can look into the dbconfig.xml in Jira_HOME to find the correct configuration and URL.
The driver class to use to connect to the database.
Place the JDBC driver (*.jar) to the <Jira_INSTALL>/lib folder
Don't forget to restart Jira after adding the driver to lib folder.
The username used to authenticate.
The password used to authenticate.
You can enter the password for your database.
If you want to query the Jira database, you can look into the dbconfig.xml found in Jira_HOME directory, to find out the correct configuration.
Scheduling fields are responsible for keeping your data in sync:
|Synchronizing Account||The Jira user to use when synchronize data into Insight|
|Cron Expression||The interval for the automatic synchronization.|
|Automatically Synchronize||If the import should be scheduled for automatic synchronization.|
Pre-defined structure and configuration
Predefined structure and configuration is not available for this import type.
Import configuration created
You can now view your import configuration, but it's not ready yet. You still need to create or review the object type and attribute mapping, and make sure there are no problems with your import configuration.
When you're ready, go to 2. Create object type and attribute mapping.
Before you go
In the next step, you'll create the object type and attribute mappings. Here are some settings specific to the database import type.
Object type mapping configuration
The selector for the Database import is a SQL query. How to build SQL queries depends on the database type.
How to build up the selector (the SQL statement) depends on how you have configured the database connection. Below you will see some examples that will hopefully guide you in the right direction when setting this up.
If you want to query the Jira database, you can look into the dbconfig.xml found in Jira_HOME directory, to find out the correct configuration, such as schema name etc.
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