It is common test new JIRA workflows first on a test server before they are rolled out on a productive system. Currently JIRA supports only the transfer of workflows. The catWorkX Configuration Importer for JIRA add-on additionally transfers all project related configurations. You can import anything as complex as one or multiple projects or something simple like a status or a permission scheme. You can import filters and dashboards as well as workflows including their layout. Any item a JIRA administrator can create using the standard user interface the catWorkX Configuration Importer for JIRA can import as well.
At the beginning of the import process, you can select the configuration elements you want to import. The relation structure is analyzed during import. Related configurations are selected automatically. A project is the top unit that can be imported. But it is possible to import several projects with all of their configurations at one time.
catWorkX Configuration Importer for JIRA supports an manual and an automatic import mode. In automatic mode configuration elements with the same name are mapped. Configuration elements that do not have an related element with the same name on the target system are created. Only in manual mode you can map an configuration element on the source system to an configuration element with an different name on the target system. Also you can create a new configuration element with the same name on the target system in manual mode.
Add-on dependencies are identified by catWorkX Configuration Importer for JIRA. At the end of the import process, all import steps, configuration element creations and configuration element mappings are listed.
Transferring complex configurations, is a tedious and error prone work as the only JIRA workflows can be transferred nowadays and those only semi-automatically. catWorkX Configuration Importer for JIRA helps you to...
... transfer your JIRA configuration items from a single custom field up to a whole project, fully automated.
... merge multiple JIRA instances.
... transfer new configurations from "Development" to "Staging" or from "Staging" to "Live".
catWorkX Configuration Importer for JIRA has been checked and is known to work in JIRA data center.