|Import Simulation is highly recommended before every import task! It provides an overview of the changes that will be applied to the target, giving you the flexibility to refine the content of your import.|
The Import Simulation page is a preview of the changes that would be applied when the actual import is launched. You can launch a simulation by selecting the First Run a Simulated Configuration Import option on the Import Options page. When you click Import Project Configuration, the simulation is launched and the results are displayed in a tree format (Import Operations Tree) on the results page.
When the simulation has loaded, the Import Operations Tree is displayed with all your configuration action options enabled.
The Import Operations Tree has four categories identified by colour:
Do not be alarmed if the simulation shows several errors. Often, a single error will trigger multiple associated errors. For example, a Software project type cannot be created because the number of users with access to Jira Software has exceeded the license. This will trigger errors for all changes in that project including creation of versions, components, assigning users to roles, assigning schemes, and creating filters, and dashboards related to that project. Review groups of errors to identify the root cause and make any necessary changes you identify before running the simulation again.
Apply Configuration: Proceeds to the actual import after you have reviewed your simulation and made any desired changes.
Back to Options: Returns to the Import Options page.
Recalculate: After disabling or re-enabling any configuration changes, click Recalculate to update the configuration settings with your changes before selecting Apply Configuration.
Expand All: Expands the operations tree to the detailed view.
Fold All: Collapses the operations tree to show only the action titles.
Download: Allows you to download the results in a text file.