Import from Trello

How long does an import take? 

After you've confirmed the import, the actual importing time can vary between 1 minute to a few hours. This is entirely based on how much data you have in Trello as well as Trello's rate limits. 

We'll send you an email as soon as your import is done! 

Create your structure in ClickUp firstCreate a Space or Spaces to house all of your Trello boards.

Then, import your Trello boards into the Spaces you've already created!

Start an Import from Trello

  1. In the upper-left corner click your Workspace avatar and select Settings.
  2. Select Import/Export.
  3. Click Start Import and then the Trello button.
  4. Click Import from Trello.
  5. Give ClickUp access to your Trello account.

Step 1: Import Tasks

Screenshot of the import tasks from Trello options.

On the left side, you'll see all boards from Trello

On the right, you'll see how you're mapping your Trello boards into ClickUp Folders.

You can import:

  • assignees

  • attachments (1GB file size limit)

  • date created

  • comments

  • description

  • name

  • status

  • tags

  • priority

  • due date

  • checklists

  • custom fields

When importing Custom Fields, you'll need to add them to your List view! Click the plus sign to the right of your screen, then select the Hidden imported fields to show them.

Importing Boards 

You have two choices for importing boards: 

  1. Import Columns as Statuses:
    • Your Board will be imported as a new Folder with a List titled Imported from Trello.
    • You'll have the option to import into an existing Space or a new Space.
  2. Your columns will be named something like To do, In progress, Review, or Done. 
  3. Import Columns as Lists:
    • Your board will be imported as a new Folder and your columns will become ClickUp Lists.
    • Your columns are labeled for organizational purposes, not for moving tasks through a workflow. 

Next, you can choose to import them into a new Space or an existing Space. Read more about ClickUp hierarchy to understand Spaces and Folders in ClickUp. 

  1. New Space: Import the project into a brand new Space, named after the Trello project. 

  2. Existing Space: Import your project into an existing ClickUp Space. This option is recommended for all projects that relate to each other from Trello. 

  3. Do not import this project: Skips this Trello project and will not import it into ClickUp. 

We recommend importing boards that relate to each other into the same Space in ClickUp. This keeps your sidebar organized and easy to navigate. 

Step 2: Import Members

Screenshot of the import users from Trello options.

Map Trello users to ClickUp members to preserve assignees, history, and task activity. If you don't map users, the data will still be imported, but will not be synced to a ClickUp member. Assignees that aren't mapped to ClickUp will not be preserved.

If you haven't already added members to ClickUp, select invite by email to invite and map automatically.

Step 3: Options 

Screenshot of additional import options.

Import archived Trello cards 

This option allows you to import all cards or just open tasks into ClickUp. Generally, we recommend importing all of your cards - you can reference all past history and attachments in ClickUp

Import attachments from Trello 

Most people do want to import attachments from Trello. If you're on the Free Forever plan and worried about going over your storage limit, then you might want to select no to skip importing attachments. 

Unfortunately, Trello does not provide a way to calculate how much data is in your attachments, so you'll only know this info after the import has been completed. 

If you're done with your import and are ready to move stuff around, take advantage of our Bulk Action Toolbar!

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