Importing data from TFS or Visual Studio

Unfortunately, right now we don't have a built-in JIRA importer for data from Microsoft Team Foundation Server for Visual Studio. But it is still possible to perform a two-stage import using Visual Studio's export mechanisms.

How to export data from Visual Studio into a CSV file

This process has two steps.

In step one, you need to create a query with the work items that you want to export. When this a query is created, you can save its results into the Excel spreadsheet. (You might need to install Microsoft Excel add-in to Team Foundation Server first.)

In step two, you need to save the resulting spreadsheet into a CSV format.

Please refer to Microsoft Team Foundation Server and Visual Studio documentation for help.

How to import CSV data back to JIRA

If you want to create issues as well as projects, users, etc. please refer to our CSV importer help. If you don't have administrative privileges in JIRA, you can import CSV data directly into a single project with the user CSV imorter. In both cases the importer wizards will guide you through the steps of mapping fields and values and validating the data before the import.

If you are looking for an easier solution

The import through CSV has certain limitations. If the results aren't satisfactory, there are complete third party solutions available which might help you. Please check out the following solutions from Atlassian Marketplace:

You can also contact your local Atlassian Expert for help.

Why do we have this page?

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