About exporting artifacts

You can use the XML Import/Export feature to migrate your existing artifact database into a new Project Tracker database.

You can also use this feature to synchronize your older or external tracking component database with the Project Tracker database. This allows you to continue using the older tracking component until your project's members are comfortable with Project Tracker. Once the import is completed, you can treat the imported artifacts just like any other Project Tracker artifact.

This feature exports artifacts as XML which you can either view in the browser window or save as a downloadable file. You can use the exported file for a variety of purposes, such as archiving artifacts or synchronizing other tracking databases with the Project Tracker database. Artifacts may be exported from the current project only. You must have the Project Artifact Tracking - Query permission to use the XML export artifacts feature.

You can export artifacts singly or in batches. When exporting batches of artifacts, you can include artifacts by including their IDs in a comma-separated list or a range of IDs. Specifying a comma-separated list exports only the artifacts specified in the list. For example, 10, 20, 30, 50 will export only artifacts 10, 20, 30 and 50. Specifying a range of artifact IDs exports all artifacts in the range. For example, 1-50 will export all artifacts with IDs from 1 to 50. You can specify artifacts to export using a combination of comma-separated list and ranges. For example: 1-5, 10, 20 will export artifacts 1 through 5 and artifacts 10 and 20. A Namespace title element is always generated in the exported XML file.