Importing from Microsoft Project

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Importing Microsoft Project files to Jira

You can import tasks from Microsoft Project as Jira issues by clicking DataMS Project import on the operations bar. 
In order to use this function, you need to have global administrator permission to "Bulk change" issues .

Each Microsoft Project field is imported as Jira issue field with the following conversion table. The destination Jira field of the planned dates (Start Date, Finish Date, Baseline Start Date, and Baseline Finish Date) and % Complete varies depending on the configurations in the WBS Gantt-Chart for Jira.

Microsoft Project fieldJira fieldNotes

WBS code

SummaryWBS code and Task name are combined under Summary. 
Task name
Task modeManual mode (WBSGantt)

When the Task mode is "manually schedule", the value of Manual mode (WBSGantt) is set as Yes.

Start dateField configured as Start Date in WBS Gantt-Chart

If read-only (non-editable) fields such as Created and Sprint are configured in WBS Gantt-Chart, those values will not be imported. 

Finish dateField configured as Finish Date in WBS Gantt-Chart
Baseline startField configured as Baseline Start Date in WBS Gantt-Chart
Baseline finishField configured as Baseline Finish Date in WBS Gantt-Chart
% complete% done

If % done field is configured as "Calculate with time tracking automatically" or "Calculate with specific fields automatically" in WBS Gantt-Chart, those values will not be imported. 

WorkOriginal estimate
Remaining workRemaining estimate
Resource Assignee

Searches users registered in Jira in order of "Username" and "Full name." If there is a match, the matched user is selected as the assignee.
If there is no matching user, the user who performs the import is selected as the assignee.

The import will fail if the selected user does not have "Assignable" permission.

DeadlineDue date


Configures the user who performs the import as the reporter.

CreatedConfigures the imported date.

PriorityConfigures the default priority.

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