This article shows you how to import data from a Rally view into a Roadmunk roadmap.

Exporting from Rally to CSV

The first step in the Rally import is exporting data in a Rally view, such as the User Stories Summary, to a CSV. Here's a snapshot of what the view might look like.

1. In the Actions menu select Export to CSV.

2. Save the CSV file and open it in a spreadsheet application (for example, Excel).

For more details, go to Rally's  exporting walkthrough.

Making changes to the CSV

Here's a snapshot of what the exported CSV might look like.

There are some mandatory changes you must make to the CSV before the import, as well as some optional and advanced changes.

Mandatory Changes

The following changes must be made to the CSV file:

  1. Name -> Item

Optional Changes

The following changes can also be made if desired but are not mandatory:

  1. Delete Plan Estimate
  2. Delete Task Estimate Total
  3. Delete To Do
  4. Delete Parent ID

Advanced Changes

If Roadmunk will be regularly updated from Rally, we recommend renaming the ID field in the CSV to ExternalID. Roadmunk uses this field to match existing items so they're updated instead of overwritten.

Importing the CSV into Roadmunk

Once changes have been made the CSV, you can start the import to Roadmunk. For details, see Import items from CSV and watch the Importing from Pivotal Tracker video below.

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