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Synchronizing an Existing Forecast Project with Jira and Changing Jira Prefix Settings

If you are looking for how to initially set up your integration and sync your very first project between Jira and Forecast, see the Jira Cloud article.

Time to read: 5 minutes

Main takeaways:

  • Synchronize an existing Forecast Project with Jira in a few simple steps
  • Projects and tasks will stay up-to-date as data is added and/or updated in both Jira or Forecast
  • When using Forecast with Jira, your people scheduling, project planning, estimates, time tracking, and high-level portfolio overview will always be synchronized with your current development tasks and issues
  • You can choose to prefix your task titles in Forecast with the ID of their linked Jira issues


Synchronize an Existing Forecast Project

Step 1: Go to the project's settings  in Forecast

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Step 2: Scroll down to the bottom of the settings page, see Apps and Integrations


Step 3: Click on sync to Jira cloud



Change Jira Prefix Settings

Step 1: Go to the Jira integration page in your admin panel in Forecast

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Step 2: Select whether you prefer None, Simple, or Full Jira prefix on your issues in Forecast, i.e. Tasks

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It may take some time before you see the changes in Forecast depending on how many tasks need to be updated.