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Last updated Nov 17, 2020

CSV Steps Importer

The CSV Steps Importer allows to import steps content to the Steps field into an existing Test Case Templates from CSV file.


File import overwrites existing data in the Steps field.


The CSV Steps Importer requires the Browse Projects and Edit Issues permissions.


To use the CSV Steps Importer:

  1. Go to the Jira Administration > Add-ons (Manage apps).

  2. Click the Import/Export Test Case Templates page in TestFLO section.

  3. Select the Import Steps to existing TCT from Comma-separated values (CSV) option.

  4. Choose the CSV file that contains the Steps, which will be imported into Test Case Templates. The import mechanism is based on matching column names from the Steps field configuration with the columns in CSV file provided.

    The structure of the file is described below.

    Column headers in CSV file:

    • issueKey - Key of Test Case Template
    • stepGroup - Tests step group (optional)
    • stepId - Ordinal number of a TCT Step row
    • Users Columns - List of users columns has to have the same size as in configuration

    See the sample file with a structure - csv-steps-importer-sample-file.csv

  5. *Optionally. Click Advanced and choose character encoding for the file (UTF-8 is assumed) and the delimiter (comma is the default value).


    File column delimiter

    A CSV file should be understandable in this context as any text file containing EOL-terminated lines of data separated by a distinctive character, each of which constitutes a single cell, not only a true comma-separated-values file. Please remember that the comma or the semicolon is not the best one, because characters of that kind do often take place in text strings or numbers that make up cell data. As a column delimiter, please choose a character which is not likely to occur in the content of column cells, otherwise the file will be misinterpreted and the import process will fail. Currently, there is no way to escape the occurrences of the delimiter in the cell textual content. We would recommend using characters such as a pipe.

  6. Click Begin import to import Steps to the Test Case Templates.

  7. Information about the progress will show up. When the process is done, you will be notified.


The Steps have been imported. You can view the imported content by clicking the Browse imported TCTs. Each Test Case Template will be labeled with the name of the user who imported the steps and the date of import.