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This page documents the 1.5 (development) release. Documentation for other releases can be found here.

Importing ticket data

To migrate issue tickets from other issue-tracking systems into Trac or perform housekeeping actions on tickets or simply synchronize different databases, there are some tools, plugins and scripts available.


TicketImportPlugin: a plugin that lets you import or update into Trac a series of tickets from a CSV file or (if the xlrd library is installed) from an Excel spreadsheet.


ExportImportXlsPlugin: a plugin that adds an admin panel for exporting and importing tickets via XLS file. Requires the python packages xlwt/rxld.


JiraToTracIntegration: a plugin that provides tools to import Atlassian Jira backup files into Trac. The plugin consists of a Python 3.1 commandline tool that:

  • Parses the Jira backup XML file.
  • Sends the imported Jira data and attachments to Trac using the XmlRpcPlugin.
  • Generates a htpasswd file containing the imported Jira users and their SHA-512 base64 encoded passwords.


MantisImportScript: a script to import the following type of data from Mantis into Trac:

  • bugs
  • bug comments
  • bug activity (field changes)
  • attachments (as long as the files live in the mantis database, not on the filesystem).


PlanetForgeImportExportPlugin: this plugin exports Trac data (wiki, tickets, compoments, permissions, repositories, etc.) using the open format designed by the COCLICO project. It extends the webadmin panel and the 'trac admin …' command. Has no 'import' feature.


ScarabToTracScript: a script that migrates Scarab issues to Trac tickets. Requires XmlRpcPlugin.


Since Trac uses a SQL database to store the data, you can also custom-import from other systems by examining the database tables. Just go into sqlite command line to look at the tables and import them from your application.

Comma delimited file - CSV

See csv2trac.2.py for details. This approach is particularly useful if you need to enter a large number of tickets by hand. Note that the ticket type type field, (task etc.) is also needed for this script to work with more recent Trac releases.

Comments on script: The script has an error on line 168: 'Ticket' needs to be 'ticket'. Also, the listed values for severity and priority are swapped.

See also:

Note: See TracWiki for help on using the wiki.