If more work needs to be done to complete an issue after the issue is submitted, you can convert the issue to a project.
You can convert an issue to a new project or you can convert it to a project using a template. This article describes both ways for converting issues to projects.
For general information about converting issues, we recommend that you also read the article Overview of converting issues in Adobe Workfront.
When creating a project from an issue, some of the fields on the project populate from other objects. For more information, see the “New project default settings” section in the article Create a project.
You must have the following access to perform the steps in this article:
|Adobe Workfront plan*||
|Adobe Workfront license*||
|Access level configurations*||
Edit access to Issues, Tasks, and Projects
Edit access to Financial Data to update financial information for a projected converted from the issue
Note: If you still don't have access, ask your Workfront administrator if they set additional restrictions in your access level. For information on how a Workfront administrator can change your access level, see Create or modify custom access levels.
View permissions to the issue
You obtain Manage permissions to the project after the issue is converted
For information on requesting additional access, see Request access to objects .
*To find out what plan, license type, or access you have, contact your Workfront administrator.
You can convert an issue to a blank project or convert an issue to a project using a template.
Go to a project and click Issues in the left panel.
In the list of issues that displays, do one of the following:
To convert an issue to a blank project, click the name of the issue, click the More menu to the right of the issue name, then click Convert to a blank project.
Select the issue in the list of issue, click the More menu at the top of the list, then click Convert to a blank project.
The Convert to a blank project option displays only when your system or group administrator enabled the Allow users to create projects without using a template preference in the Setup area. For more information, see Configure system-wide project preferences.
You must manually add tasks to the project or attach a template to the project after you convert the issue.
Continue with Step 3e below.
To convert an issue to a project using a template, do one of the following:
Click the name of an issue, then click the More menu to the right of the issue name
Select the issue in the list of issues, in a report, or dashboard, click the More menu at the top of the list, then click Convert to project from Template and start typing the name of a template in the Search Template box, then click the name of the template when it displays in the list. Continue with Step 3.
If you added templates to your Favorites list, you can mouse over the Favorite templates menu and click the template you want to use.
The New Project from Template box displays.
If the issue is associated with an approval process or it is already associated with a resolving object, Workfront displays a warning at the top of the Convert to Project box to notify you that the approval will be removed or the resolving object will be overwritten during the conversion. For more information, see Overview of converting issues in Adobe Workfront.
(Conditional) If you selected to convert the issue to a project using a template, continue with the following steps:
Review template details on the right.
The template details include the following:
(Optional) Mouse over the name of a template and click the Favorites icon to mark it as a favorite for future use.
You can have up to 40 Workfront items marked as favorites. This includes templates and other items.
Click Use template to select a template.
The Convert to Project box opens.
If a field is already populated in the template, the field is pre-populated in the Convert to project box. You can edit the pre-populated values to better match your project. For more information, see Edit projects.
Your system or group administrator can add or remove fields in the Convert to Project box by updating the Project Details information in your Layout Template.
To update fields in the Finance section in the Convert to Project box you must have Edit access to Financial Data in your access level. If you have View access to Financial Data in your access level all financial information from the template transfers to the new project and you cannot edit it while you convert the issue. For information, see Grant access to financial data and Share a template.
(Optional and conditional) Click Options in the left panel, then select from the options that are available:
Keep the original issue and tie its resolution to this project
When deselected, the original issue is deleted.
Allow (User Name) to have access to this project
If unselected, the issue’s Primary Contact has no access to the new task.
The options that are available here depend on how the Workfront administrator has configured them for everyone in the system or for your group. For more information, see Configure system-wide task and issue preferences.
Or, if the top-level groups in your organization configured them separately, the options available here depend on which group you selected for the new project in step 6. For more information, see Configure task and issue preferences for a group.
Click Custom Forms and do any of the following:
Review the custom forms attached to the template. They will transfer to the new project.
Ensure all required fields have valid information.
Rearrange the custom forms by dragging them where you want them.
Click the x icon to the right of any form that you do not want to transfer to the project.
If necessary, transfer custom form information from the issue to the project.
Click Convert to project.
If you decided to delete the original issue, the issue is now a project.
If you decided to keep the original issue, the issue is now linked to the new project and it will complete when the project completes.
Some issue fields transfer to the project. Most fields defined in the template automatically transfer to the newly created project if you didn’t change them in previous steps. For information, see Overview of converting issues in Adobe Workfront.
(Optional) Set any further project details (project owner, project dates) and tasks as necessary.
Click Convert to project.
The issue is now converted to a project.
Click Go to project inside the Success notification in the upper-right corner of the page. This opens the project page.