Getting Started Guide

Import Projects From JIRA Cloud Into Zoho Projects

Thank you for considering Zoho Projects. If you are ready to migrate your data from JIRA Cloud into Zoho Projects, follow the steps given below to import your data. 

This feature is not available for Zoho CRM Plus and Zoho One users.

Supported Modules and Fields

The following are the supported modules and fields that you can import from JIRA into Zoho Projects.

  • Project Groups
  • Projects
  • Bugs
  • Users
  • Bug Fields (Status, Severity, Classification and Module )
  • Custom Fields  (Text, Multi-line, Date, Picklist and User Picklist) 
  • Comments
  • Attachments  
  • Milestones

Standard Field Mapping

Zoho Projects FieldJIRA Field
Project GroupsProject Categories
ClassificationIssue Type
DateDate Picker & Date Time Picker
User PicklistUser picker (Single user)
PicklistSelect (Single choice)
Single Line Text URL, Text Field (Single line)
MultiLine Text  Text Fields (Multi-line)


  • Custom Fields other than the field types mentioned in the table above will not be imported.
  • Zoho Projects / Bugtracker supports only twenty custom fields. 12 for text type, 4 for Date, and 4 for Numeric values.
  • Admin role users in JIRA will be imported as “Admin" in Zoho Projects too! And the rest of the user roles will be imported as “Employee".
  • Work flows will not be imported, and you must manually configure the workflow in Zoho Projects.
  • Zoho Projects does not support multiple values for Milestones / Versions.

Import your projects from JIRA

Specify the JIRA address in Zoho Projects

  1. Login to Zoho Projects with Administratorprivileges.
  2. Click  in the upper-right corner and select Import from Data Administration
  3. Click the Jira Import and enter the JIRA domain address in the Jira Migration page. 
  4. Click Continue.


Enter the Zoho Projects address link in JIRA

  1. Copy the portal address in Application URL to link the JIRA account.


    • If you have already configured an Application URL, you must delete it, and reconfigure to import again.
  2. Click Take me to JIRA Configuration, and in the JIRA account paste the copied Zoho Projects portal address in Application.
    Zoho address
  3. Click Create new link.
  4. In Configure Application URL pop-up ignore the message, and click Continue.
  5. Enter the ApplicationName and select the Createincominglink checkbox in Link Applications
    • The Application Name is user-defined.
    • It is mandatory to select the Create incoming link checkbox.
  6. Click Continue.
  7. Enter the Consumer Key, Consumer Name, and Public Key in LinkApplications.
    • You can copy theConsumer Key and Public Key from the JIRA Migration page in Zoho Projects.
    • The Consumer Name is user-defined.
  8. Click Continue
  9. A message indicating that the new link is successfully created is displayed.

Authenticate Zoho Projects to import data from JIRA

  1. Click I'm done with the configuration, in the JIRA Migration page in Zoho Projects.
  2. Click Import Now, and then click Allow on the JIRA Welcome page, to authenticate the import.

When the migration is complete, an email is sent to the user (administrator) who imported the projects, with the import details.

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