To change Project Settings in Ceptah Bridge, select JIRA > Project Settings in the Microsoft Project menu.

Ceptah Project Settings

The project settings window will open.

Project Settings window

Most mappings between an issue field and a task field are represented by a row in a table on the form. The row may contain the following elements (but not necessarily all of them):

  • The name of the JIRA field being mapped.

  • A check box to enable or disable the mapping.

  • A button to specify the direction of synchronisation or just an icon for the direction if the direction cannot be changed. In the former case, pressing the button toggles the direction.

  • The default value that should be used when the mapped field in MS Project is blank.

  • One or more elements that specify the mapped task field. Where applicable, you can select the MS Project field names from a drop-down list or type them in by hand. The list includes the most reasonable options for the particular mapping. Note that some fields may not work for the mapping due to the type incompatibility or the nature of the field in Microsoft Project.

You can find a detailed description of the mappings and how they affect synchronization in one of the sub-chapters of this chapter.

If you want to synchronize the project with a JIRA server different from the one specified in the general connection settings, switch to the last tab JIRA Connection.

The settings can be saved to or load from a file. This can be used to transfer settings between different projects, as well as for preparing a settings file for the command-line synchronization tool.

Click the Load File button in the toolbar to load settings from an XML file saved earlier.

Click the Save File button in the toolbar to save the settings into an XML file. The file can be loaded later into another project or used with the command-line utility. You will be prompted to select a location and a name for the file to save the settings.

JIRA lookup lists that were used to populate drop-down boxes and other fields can be reloaded using the Reload JIRA Lookups button.