How to map JIRA users to MS Project resources if they have different names
16 February 2012 03:48 PM

Q: What if my MS Project resource names are different from the JIRA user names?

A: In this case you will need to use a custom resource text field to map resources to JIRA users.

  1. For the local resources stored in your project, simply switch to the resource sheet view (Menu: View/Resource Sheet). For enterprise resources, open them from the enterprise resource pool (Tools/Enterprise Options/Open Enterprise Resource Pool). The latter should open the resource sheet view as well.
  2. Right-click a column header and select ‘Insert Column’ in the context menu. A dialog will pop up.
  3. Select Text10 in the Field name combo box.
  4. You can also rename the column, but in the Bridge settings you should still use the original field name (e.g. Text10).
  5. Press OK, and a new column for Text10 will be added.
  6. Enter JIRA user names for your resources in the Text10 field:

Now you can use the Text10 resource field to associate your resources with JIRA users when mapping the assignee field or time tracking information.

The screenshot below shows how to map resources to JIRA users using a custom resource field instead of the resource name. If you use this type of mapping, your JIRA users and MS Project resources can be completely different.


The same approach can be used in the Time Tracking section for the work log mappings.

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