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After you specify which projects to sync, you can add field mapping: determine what fields you need to sync.


The visual mode supports a basic set of fields that can be mapped between instances. 

You can map the fields of the corresponding data types. For example:

  • description ↔ description
  • summary ↔ summary
  • comments ↔ comment
  • attachments ↔ attachment
  • status ↔ status
  • assignee ↔ assignee
  • reporter ↔ reporter
  • issue type ↔ issue type
  • priority ↔ priority
  • description ↔ summary
  • text custom field ↔ text custom field
  • option custom field(single select) ↔ option custom field (single select)
  • text custom field ↔ option custom field (single select)

Mapping is available by default after you create a connection for some basic fields:

  1. summary
  2. description
  4. attachments 
  5. status
  6. priority
  7. issue types
  8. assignee
  9. reporter

Custom Fields Mapping

You can map text and option custom fields.

When you set up a connection between instances, Exalate gets a list of the available custom fields.

Supported custom field types:

  • text: single and multi-line (Jira Cloud, Jira on-premise, Zendesk)
  • option/select list (Jira Cloud, Jira on-premise) 
  • user picker (Jira Cloud, Jira on-premise)
  • drop-down list (Zendesk)

You can select how to map custom fields between instances from the drop-down when configuring the mapping.

Custom fields are exchanged between instances when creating a connection.

It means that you need to use script rules to configure custom field synchronization for previously created connections.

How to set up field mapping

1. Go to field mapping rules.

  • To start setting up field mapping in a new connection, click Next after configuring sync scope.

  • To begin field mapping in an existing connection, navigate to ConnectionEdit connection → Rules.

2. Click Add mapping.

In visual mode, you can map standard and custom fields.

Custom fields are exchanged between instances when creating a connection. If you need to sync custom fields in an existing connection, you need to use scripts.

Click Add script to add a script.

3. Configure details.

  • Select fields and sync direction.

  • Specify what to do if the value doesn't exist on the receiving side in the list If no matching value.

    The list consists of the following options:

    Option If the value doesn't exist
    Set a default valueFields will be set to a default value
    Report an errorAn error will appear
    Do nothingThe values stay the same

4. Click Publish.

See also

Initiate a Connection in Visual Mode

Configure Sync Scope in Visual Mode

Script rules examples

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