[rt-users] Importing ticketing data into the RT SQL database

Dave Florek dave.a.florek at gmail.com
Wed Apr 27 14:08:51 EDT 2016


Hi Brent,

Thanks for the heads up. Does Best Practical keep any updated documentation
on the RT CLI syntax somewhere as the RT versions change? I have the
Essentials book and the Wikia has some useful information, but I'd like
something that provides in-depth coverage. I made several custom fields, so
I'm not sure how that would change the CLI inputs. This is going to be a
fun expedition.

Sincerely,
Dave

On Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 1:05 PM, Parish, Brent <bparish at cognex.com> wrote:

> Hi Dave
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> I would strongly recommend against importing ticket data directly into the
> RT database, I sincerely doubt you will end up with anything usable!
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> There are a myriad of internal references (very normalized table
> structure, as I’m sure you saw).
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> There may be better ways to do it, but when I had to  shift tickets from
> two different support tools into RT I wrote an importer to do it.
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> The importer used RT’s command line interface to push the old systems into
> RT, one ticket at a time.
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> That way, RT creates all the requisite references, objects, etc.
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> As to adding your own fields to the RT database, I cannot answer that,
> sorry!
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> -          Brent
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> *From:* rt-users [mailto:rt-users-bounces at lists.bestpractical.com] *On
> Behalf Of *Dave Florek
> *Sent:* Wednesday, April 27, 2016 12:31 PM
> *To:* rt-users at lists.bestpractical.com
> *Subject:* [rt-users] Importing ticketing data into the RT SQL database
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> Hi,
>
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> I'm about to import a large amount of ticketing data into the RT SQL
> database. I spotted three sections in the SQL db (objectcustomfieldvalues,
> attachments, tickets) to import the data to. Since I'm unfamiliar with the
> db backend, can I generate any of my own set of identifiers as long as they
> aren't duplicate of the identifiers that are already present in the SQL db?
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> Thanks in advance,
>
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