CSV-Import

INDEX


Overwrite of existing stickies

If you want to update existing sticky-notes by doing second csv-import, you need to make sure that the stickies have an ALM-key set. If you do not have an alm-key set for the sticky, it will create a duplicate instead of updating.

File format

Following column separators are permitted for imported files:

NameCharacter
comma,

semicolon

;
colon:

tab

\t

pipe

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Program Backlog Board

Your data has to be CSV UTF-8 formatted in the following table style. Keep in mind that the blue columns are optional.

board-typesticky-typetextalm-issue-idWSJFart-namealm-issue-id-link

backlog

FeatureThis is a text for a certain FeatureRT-1001FuturamaUS-100
backlogEnablerThis is a text for a certain EnablerRT-1012.6FuturamaUS-100,US-102
backlogEnablerThis is a text for a certain Enabler-2RT-1023Futurama

Columns explained

  • board-type: Has to be backlog if you want to import it to the backlog-board
  • sticky-type: Has to be one of the names you gave a sticky-type of the backlog board (in setup.piplanning.io)
  • text: Text which is displayed on the sticky-note
  • alm-issue-id: (can be empty, but column has to exist); If an existing sticky-note on the board already has the same alm-issue-id, it will update the other properties of this sticky (instead of creating a new one)
  • WSJF: WSJF-value displayed on the sticky-note
  • art-name [optional]: Name of the ART (needed when you import it into a Solution-Train session)
  • alm-issue-id-link [optional]: Will create a link to any sticky in that session. The sticky needs to be referenced by the alm-issue-id. Can be a comma separated list of values

Team Boards

Your data has to be CSV UTF-8 formatted in the following table style:

board-typeteam-namesticky-typetextalm-issue-idstory-pointsiteration-numberalm-issue-id-link
teamAPIStoryThis is a text for a certain StoryRT-20030
teamAPIStoryThis is a text for a certain Stroy2RT-20121RT-200
teamShoppersRiskThis is a text for a risk

2

Download template: team_template.csv
Download template with links: team_template_links.csv

Columns explained

  • board-type: Has to be team
  • team-name: Has to be one of the team-names attending this session. Make sure it matches the name given in setup.piplanning.io
  • sticky-type: Has to be one of the names you gave a sticky-type of the backlog board (in setup.piplanning.io)
  • text: Text which is displayed on the sticky-note
  • alm-issue-id: (can be empty, but column has to exist); If an existing sticky-note on the board already has the same alm-issue-id, it will update the other properties of this sticky (instead of creating a new one)
  • story-points: (can be empty, but column has to exist); Story points for this sticky.
  • iteration-number: integer value: 0 matches the first iteration.

FAQ

I get the message "no stickies imported at all" or something about "invalid start byte"

Please make sure your data is UTF8 formatted. You can check that if you open your csv file in notepad.

How to format a csv file to utf8 on windows

  1. Open the csv-file with notepad
  2. File→Save as; at the bottom select "UTF-8" as the encoding

Links do not appear even tough I specified them

Please import the file a second time. Because of the way the import works, it can be that links are not created as the linked stickies are not created yet during the import.