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Importing from Microsoft Project

Importing Microsoft Project files to Jira

You can import tasks from Microsoft Project as Jira issues by clicking ToolsMS 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 field

WBS Gantt-Chart for Jira


WBS code


WBS code and Task name are combined under Summary. 

Task name



Task mode

Manual mode in WBS Gantt-Chart

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

Start date

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 date

Finish Date in WBS Gantt-Chart

Baseline start

Baseline Start Date in WBS Gantt-Chart

Baseline finish

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. 



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.


Due date


Configures the user who performs the import as the reporter.


Configures the imported date.


Configures the default priority.

File Size Limit

Due to AWS restrictions, the size of the mpp file must be less than 10 MB.

Additional Help

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Add the tag "addon-jp.ricksoft.plugins.wbsgantt-for-jira" when you ask a question.

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