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SQL Server Updates to JIRA Issues


Author tsvenbla
Type Working Script
Atlassian Modules
  • JiraPS

This script will create JIRA issues from an RSS feed

Brief summary

This script will poll an RSS feed containing SQL Server Updates and create issues in JIRA off the feed entry titles.


I created this script because I was sick of having to manually create a JIRA issue every time there was a SQL Server update/patch release. This script will take care of all that, if you don’t mind a few non-patch issues being created (like SCOM management packs). This could easily be sifted away with content parsing.

This script will do these things, in order:

  1. Establish a connection with your company JIRA.
  2. Fetch an RSS feed (in my script, the https://blogs.msdn.microsoft.com/sqlreleaseservices/feed/).
  3. For each feed item in the feed:
    1. Extract useable information, like the feed item title, publishing date and link.
    2. Check whether there already exists a JIRA issue with the same title/summary as the feed title.
    3. If not, create the issue with a certain set of parameters.
    4. Repeat for each feed item in the feed.
  4. Done!