If more work needs to be done to complete an issue after the issue is submitted, you can convert the issue to a project or to a task.
For information about converting issues to tasks, see Convert an issue to a task in Adobe Workfront.
For information about converting issues to projects, see Convert an issue to a project in Adobe Workfront.
Your Workfront administrator or group administrator has already set the preferences for what happens to an issue, its resolution, and the its Primary Contact’s access when it is converted to a project or a task, as outlined in Configure system-wide task and issue preferences.
Workfront removes any approvals that are associated with issues during conversion.
Workfront overwrites the Resolving Object of the issue when you convert it to a task or an project. The new task or issue becomes the new Resolving Object of the issue after conversion.
Consider the following:
When converting an issue to a task or a project, the issue is removed from the Home area of the user assigned to the issue.
When converting an issue, the permissions to the original issues are not transferred to the converted object (task or project).
When converting an issue to a project using a template, most information from the template transfers to the new project. However, some information from the issue can also transfer to the new project. For more information, see the Overview of project fields when converting an issue to a project using a template section in this article.
While converting an issue, not all documents or their information are moved to the new object that the issue is converted to. The following items are included when you convert an issue that has documents or document links attached:
If you decided to keep the issue in the conversion and it has documents attached, the document and its versions are copied to the project or the task. The proofs and the document approvals are not copied to the project or the task.
If you decided to not keep the issue in the conversion, and it has documents attached, the document, its versions, and the proofs transfer to the project or the task. The document approvals will not transfer to the project or the task.
If you have documents and folders linked to the original issue from third party services, like Google Drive, regardless of whether you are keeping the issue or not during the conversion, those links will be copied to the new object.
Issue comments are also copied to the task or project converted from the issue, but tagged users will not transfer.
If you want to transfer custom form information from the issue to the project or task you are converting it to, ensure you have a project or task custom form that include the same fields you want to transfer from the issue. For more information, see Transfer custom form data when converting an object.
When converting an issue to a project, you can either convert it to a blank project or use a template.
For information, see Convert an issue to a project in Adobe Workfront.
When using a template, some fields that are populated on the template transfer to the project created from the converted issue. Other fields transfer to the project from the converted issue.
The following table lists project information and whether it transfers from the template or from the issue:
The Description of the issue transfers to the new project.
If there is no description on the issue, the Description from the template transfers to the project.
If the Description field is empty both for the issue and for the template, the field is empty on the project.
|Status||Default status selected for the group on the template. If the template is not associated with the group, the project status is set to the default status set by the Workfront administrator in the Project Preferences area of Setup. For information, see Configure system-wide project preferences.|
|Priority||Transfers from the template.|
The URL from the issue transfers to the new project.
If there is no URL specified on the issue, the URL from the template transfers to the project.
If the URL field is empty both for the issue and for the template, the field is empty on the project.
|Project Condition Type||Transfers from the template.|
|Project Condition||Matches the system-level default preference as determined by the Workfront administrator in the Setup area. For information, see Set a custom condition as the default for projects|
|Schedule From||Transfers from the template.|
|Portfolio||Transfers from the template. Otherwise, this field is empty.|
|Program||Transfers from the template. Otherwise, this field is empty.|
The following scenarios exist:
|Company||Transfers from the template. Otherwise, this field is empty.|
|Project Owner||Transfers from the Template Owner field on the template. Otherwise, it is set to the logged-in user who is performing the conversion.|
|Project Sponsor||Transfers from the Template Sponsor field on the template. Otherwise, this field is empty.|
|Resource Manager||Transfers from the template. Otherwise, this field is empty.|
|Task Settings||Transfer from the template.|
|Issue Settings||Transfer from the template.|
Transfers from the Access section on the template.
|Approvals||Transfer from the template. The approvals associated with the issue are removed during the conversion.|
You can view the original issue information in project and task lists and reports or in the Project Details area. For information about building reports, see Create a custom report.
The following table illustrates which issue fields are visible from the converted projects and tasks.
|Issue fields||Project or task field||Project list or report||Project Details area||Task list or report||Task Details area|
|Issue Name||Converted Issue Name||✔||✔||✔||✔|
|Primary Contact||Converted Issue Originator Name||✔||
|Entry Date||Converted Issue Entry Date||✔||✔|
If the Primary Contact of an issue changes or if the issue becomes unlinked from the project or task after the issue has been converted, the Converted Issue Originator Name does not update and it displays the original Primary Contact of the issue at the time the issue was converted.