Import and Export Projects in CSV Format

This article explains how to import and export projects in comma-separated value (CSV) format. It includes the following: 

  • What is a CSV export?
  • Project properties included in the export. 
  • How to export a project in CSV format. 
  • How to import an exported CSV project. 

About CSV Exports

 

The CSV Export/Import feature allows you to export MeisterTask project data in a portable format, save this information locally, and then to re-import this data into MeisterTask again (for example in a different account).

 

The goal of this feature is to easily transport task and project data between accounts and edit the information in programs other than MeisterTask (for example in Microsoft Excel). 

Properties Included in the CSV Export

 

Exporting a project’s task data using this feature will save the following information to your local storage in a CSV file. 

  1. Task ID
  2. Task name
  3. Task description
  4. Task assignee
  5. Task status (open, archived, completed)
  6. Created, updated and due dates
  7. Tags 
  8. Custom fields
  9. Checklists
  10. Comments

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. 

How to Import and Export Project Data in CSV Format

Export Project Data in CSV 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.mceclip1.png
  4. In the next menu, click Export next to CSV in order to export your file.mceclip3.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). mceclip4.png

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

Note: You can make changes to task information within your CSV files. These will then be reflected when the data is re-imported. Play close attention to formatting while editing any data.

Import a Project in CSV Format 

You can import the task information saved on your computer as a CSV file into a new project in MeisterTask. To do this: 

  1. Go to the dashboard and click the (+) next to Projects in the left sidebar. 
  2. Click Import.mceclip5.png

This action opens the MeisterTask import menu. You can find instructions for importing projects from JSON files, Trello or Asana, as well as Wunderlist and other platforms in our help center.

  1. In the import menu, select CSV as the import format.mceclip6.png
  2. Click Choose .csv file, then select the template you want to import.
  3. Once the file is uploaded, select Continue.mceclip7.png
  4. 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.mceclip8.png

 

If you’re still having trouble…

Contact MeisterTask Support for help.