Importing Issues from CSV

Introduced in GitLab 11.7.

Issues can be imported by uploading a CSV file. The file will be processed in the background and a notification email will be sent to you once the import is completed.

Note: A permission level of Developer or higher is required to import issues.

CSV File Format

Header row

CSV files must contain a header row with at least two columns: title and description, in that order.

Column separator

The column separator is automatically detected from the header row.

Supported separator characters are: commas (,), semicolons (;), and tabs (\t).

Row separator

Lines ending in either CRLF or LF are supported.

Quote character

The double-quote (") character is used to quote fields so you can use the column separator within a field. To insert a double-quote (") within a quoted field, use two double-quote characters in succession, i.e. "".

Data rows

After the header row, succeeding rows must follow the same column order. The issue title is required while the description is optional.

The user uploading the CSV file will be set as the author of the imported issues.

Sample Data

My Issue Title,My Issue Description
Another Title,"A description, with a comma"
"One More Title","One More Description"