1. Home
  2. Knowledge Base
  3. General Questions
  4. Jira Service Desk
  5. How to import Tickets with a JSON file into Jira Service Desk?

How to import Tickets with a JSON file into Jira Service Desk?

It is recommended to backup the Jira Service Desk data prior to the import.

Importing the JSON file to Jira Service Desk

To import Tickets from a JSON file into Jira Service Desk follow this path:

  • Log in to Jira as a user with the Jira Administrators global permission.
  • Click Settings - System - scroll down to the Import and Export section - External System ImportJSON.


  • Extract files from the ZIP archive.
  • Upload your JSON file from a computer.
  • Click Begin Import to kickstart the import.

Note: If you encounter any errors or experience problems with the import, click the download a detailed log link to view a summary on the JSON file import and contact Atlassian support.

After the import, give Jira Service Desk some time to show the imported Attachments and Comments since this doesn't happen right away. Also, note that Private Comments will not be migrated because by default Jira Importer makes them publicly available.

How to increase the max file size?

It may happen that the file you upload exceeds the allowed size limit. You can increase that limit in your Jira Service Desk.

Here's how to do it:
1. Go to Settings > System.
2. Select Advanced > Attachments to open the Attachment page.

Jira Service Desk
3. Click the Edit Settings button, which allows editing the attachment settings:

Jira Service Desk
4. In the Attachment Size field, specify the necessary maximum attachment size. The default (per file) is 10485760 bytes (10 MB). The maximum attachment size (per file) is 2147483647 bytes (2 GB).
5. Click Update to apply the changes and try uploading your JSON file.

Did this answer your question?
Book a Call
— %s