Import and Export Projects in JSON Format

This article explains how to import and export projects in JSON format. It includes the following: 

 

  • What is a JSON project export?
  • Project properties included in the export. 
  • Project properties not included in the export. 
  • How to export a project in JSON format. 
  • How to import an exported JSON project. 

 

About JSON Project Exports

The JSON Export/Import feature allows you to export MeisterTask project frameworks in a portable format, save them locally, and then to import them into MeisterTask again (for example in a different account).

The goal of this feature is to reduce the steps required to create a new project that is similar to an existing project template.

 

Properties Included in the JSON Export

Exporting a project using this feature will save the following information to your local storage as a JSON file. 

 

  1. Project name.
  2. Tasks and their properties. Imported task information includes: due dates, tags, descriptions, current checklist status, timeline scheduling, and project status.
  3. Sections. Section imports include descriptions, colors and icons, sequence, and WIP limits.
  4. Custom fields. Any custom fields included as standard in the task dialog of new tasks in your project will also appear after import. 
  5. Tags. Tags belonging to your project will be exported.
  6. Pre-defined checklists. All saved checklists will remain available after importing a project.
  7. Power-up status. Time tracking and timeline will be exported with the project, but integrations will not. 

Note: You can only import data that is contained in features included in your current MeisterTask plan. For example, you will not be able to import custom fields if you only have a MeisterTask Basic account.

 

Properties Not Included in the JSON Export

The following project information will not be included in the export: 

 

  1. Task assignees
  2. Automations
  3. Task dependencies and relations
  4. Attachments
  5. Activity log, including comments
  6. Tracked time
  7. Trashed or archived tasks

 

How to Import and Export Projects in JSON Format

 

Export a Project in JSON Format

First, enter the project you would like to export. Then, proceed as follows:

 

  1. Click the (i) at the top of the project screen. 
  2. Click … More in the next menu. 
  3. Click Export.mceclip0.png
  4. In the next menu, click Export next to JSON in order to export your filemceclip1.png
  5. You’ll get a notification when your export is ready for download. Click Download Now to save it to local storage (you can choose a location from the explorer). mceclip2.png

Note: The export from MeisterTask will be downloaded in a zipped folder. You will need to extract the files before importing them again.

 

Import a Project in JSON Format

You can import any project templates saved on your computer to MeisterTask. To do this: 

 

  1. Go to the dashboard and click the (+) next to Projects in the left sidebar. 
  2. Click Import.mceclip3.png
    This action opens the MeisterTask import menu. You can find instructions for importing projects from Trello or Asana, as well as Wunderlist and other platforms in our help center.
  3. In the import menu, select MeisterTask as the import format, then click Continue.mceclip4.png
    This action opens the MeisterTask import menu. You can find instructions for importing projects from Trello or Asana, as well as Wunderlist and other platforms in our help center.
  4. Click Choose .json file, then select the template you want to import. 
  5. Once the file is uploaded, select Continue.mceclip5.png
  6. In the import menu, select MeisterTask as the import format, then click Continue.
  7. You’ll receive another notification when the import is complete. Click Open Project to go to the newly created project. You can also access it from the projects list on the left side of the dashboard.mceclip6.png

If you’re still having trouble…

Contact MeisterTask Support for help.