How to create versions in bulk using Jira Command Line Interface (CLI)

This article explains how to create versions in bulk, using Jira Command Line Interface (CLI).


  1. Create a CSV file, named as versions.csv for this example, with the following columns:
    • project contains the project names.
    • version contains the version names.
    • description contains the version descriptions.
    • startDate contains the version start dates.
    • date contains the version release dates.
  2. Combine the runFromCsv action with --file parameter and the addVersion action with --dateFormat parameter to create versions in bulk. This example works because the CSV file contains data that the addVersion action and its parameters require for execution.

    --action runFromCsv --file versions.csv --common "--action addVersion --dateFormat "dd/mm/yyyy" "

It is recommended to test the command in a non-production environment before running in production, or, run the action with --simulate parameter to verify the behaviour before deploying.