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Moving your work from monday.com to Jira Work Management just got easier. Using the monday importer, you can directly import projects into Jira Work Management. This helps save the effort of manually moving data and ensures the project information is relevant and accurate.
To directly import your data using the monday importer:
From the navigation bar, select Projects > Create project.
From the sidebar, go to More > select Import data.
Select Import to a new business project.
In the import from an app section select monday
Select the monday workspace and board from where you’d like to import your data from. Once you select a board, the About this monday board section will display the number of tasks in the selected project that will be imported.
You’ll need to create a new Jira Work Management project for where you want your imported data to land. You can customize the name of the project, its access and key type. Then select Next.
The Key will automatically be selected for you. You can customize it as needed. You can also modify the project name and key later from your project settings.
Next, review the details for your new project. The Review details screen will summarize how your monday data will be imported:
Project hierarchy: View how the monday board structure will be replicated in Jira Work Management.
Field mapping: View and customize how your monday standard and custom fields are mapped in Jira Work Management.
Import members: Bring members from your monday board to your new project so they remain assigned to the work. Note that these members won’t receive any notifications when they’re added to the new Jira Work Management project.
Import attachments: Select whether to import attachments into your new project.
Select Import when you’re ready to start importing your data.
The importer will automatically start bringing over the data from monday in the background. You’ll find a progress bar that will indicate the status of your import.
You can continue to work on other things and return to the project page to see the progress of your import.
Once the data is imported, your monday tasks will show on the board view as issues in your new project. More about the board view in Jira Work Management
If your import fails or is partially complete, you can download an error log at the end of the import. Use the troubleshooting guide to fix errors and try importing your project again.
Contact support if you’re facing any issues with your import.
Structure your monday project in Jira Work Management
When you use the monday importer, it directly gathers information from your account and creates a project in Jira Work Management with a similar structure and hierarchy.
Here’s how your monday project data will be structured in your new Jira Work Management project:
Groups from monday, will be imported to Jira Work Management as epics.
Items from monday will be imported to Jira Work Management as issues.
Subitems from monday will be imported as subtasks. To maintain a similar hierarchy as monday, each subtask will be linked to an issue.
Once your monday board is imported, you can customize the issue hierarchy to your needs.
Edit fields in your business project
You can edit how the monday fields are imported in your Jira Work Management project during the import.
The Review details screen will summarize how your data will map to the new Jira Work Management project. Select Field mapping. This is where you’ll find how your monday data has been automatically mapped.
This is where you can:
Edit how your monday data is mapped.
Use the toggles to indicate whether or not to include specific fields in your import.
To edit your fields:
Select the dropdown of the field you want to edit.
You can either select an existing field from the options provided or select a custom field type that best suits the format of your field. If you select a custom field, it’ll take the same name as your monday column type.
Note: Summary is a required field in Jira Work Management. It can’t be modified or excluded from an import.
Any changes you make will be automatically saved in realtime. Once you’ve edited your fields, head back to the Review details screen.
Supported monday column types
Jira Work Management has two types of fields:
System fields: These fields are “built-in” or part of the software by default.
Custom fields: These fields are customizable based on the user’s needs.
The data from your monday column types can map to either system fields or custom fields in Jira Work Management.
Map monday column types to Jira Work Management fields in the following way:
monday columns types
Compatible Jira Work Management system field
Compatible Jira Work Management custom field types
Status, Priority, Labels
The following monday column types will be mapped automatically in Jira work management in the following ways:
Dependency in monday will be imported as issue links.
Files in monday will be imported as attachments and web links.
Subtasks in monday will be imported as subtasks, for which the linked issue will be the parent field.
Unsupported monday column types
The following monday column types can’t be mapped to both system or custom fields in Jira Work Management and aren’t supported as part of the import.