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Exporting to Microsoft Project

Exporting to Microsoft Project

You can export projects, versions and issues displayed in WBS Gantt-Chart as XML files that are readable in Microsoft Project by clicking ToolsMS Project export on the operations bar.

This feature supports exporting hierarchies and dependencies (including lags), as well as several fields.

The correspondence table between the Jira and Microsoft Project fields is provided below.

WBS Gantt-Chart for Jira

Microsoft Project field



Task name


Resource name

  • Makes the assignee's username and units as the output.

  • If the units is 0, Microsoft Project specifies the duration of the task as 0 days as a default. Therefore tasks with no milestones and 0% units are exported with a 1% units.

  • If square brackets are used for the full name of the assignee, convert to parentheses. In Microsoft Project, you cannot use square brackets for resource names.


Start date

Start date

Finish date

Finish date

Baseline start date

Standard start date

Baseline finish date

Standard finish date 

% done 

% complete

Uses the value of the field configured as "% done" in WBS Gantt-Chart for Jira

However, in Microsoft Project, the % completion rate of a summary task is automatically calculated including accumulated  % completion of child tasks as well. Therefore the value shown may differ from % done in WBS Gantt-Chart for Jira.

Due date



The export process will time out if it is not completed within 30 seconds.

Therefore, timeouts may occur when exporting large Gantt-Chart with many issues.

Additional Help

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