Mapping Productboard's timeframes to JIRA

  • 28 September 2022
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Can the Productboard timeline view bars that show start and end date be mapped instead to custom Jira fields? Right now, it seems like it's only mapped to Productboard's Timeframe field. 

My use case is that users/PMs would update Jira epics that have 'Start Date' and 'End Date'. Those fields would update into --> Productboard due to the mapping. Productboard would then show a Roadmap view off of those fields.  


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Hey @Simon Shim moved your question to it’s own topic.

I don’t believe you can map start and end dates as we only support text, number, dropdown and project member custom fields and don’t yet support date fields -- but let me confirm with our team to be certain. Either way, even if we can sync as a text value, that won’t impact the Productboard timeframe on a roadmap.

We have a number of improvements underway with the JIRA integration so will share your needs with our team as well.

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I just use the manual % tracker on the roadmap view and update that way :)

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@Simon Shim chatted with our team and we are working on improvements that will allow folks to map start/end dates from JIRA into Productboard. If you’re in a hurry, you could implement something using our API, but may be best to wait. Overall we don’t have immediate plans to tie those dates to the start/end dates for a feature, but we’re aware of interest in that and could see that unblocked once we have the JIRA changes in place. I’ve shared your feedback wth our team so they are aware.

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Further on this, the API for reference is here: https://developer.productboard.com/#operation/updateFeature -- using that you could update the start and end timeframe values for a feature.

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@Simon Shim we released some changes on Nov 1 that now allow you map Jira start & end dates to the timeframe dates. Details here: https://support.productboard.com/hc/en-us/articles/1500002104821-Set-up-your-Jira-integration#h_01EX64QPK2P2GR67YWMTCR5M9F

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