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    Step 3: Object Mapping

    Project Migrator provides a user-friendly, built-in data mapping interface, where you can easily manage what data from the Monday.com system goes to which fields in Planner. In this article, we will review how to set up mapping before you launch the migration process. 

    1. Migration Settings

    Microsoft 365 Group creation mode: In this section, you can select whether to create separate groups for Plans or create all Plans in one group (new or existing). 

    ‘Create groups using source workspace names’: if this group creation mode is selected, Microsoft 365 groups will be created with the names of the source Workspaces where the selected Boards are located. Only the Workspace names will be used for the group creation in this case, the Workspace members and owners will not be added as members and owners to the target groups.
     

    With this group creation mode, the following users will be added to the target Microsoft 365 group members on condition that they are mapped with the corresponding target users: 

    • Users that are added to Board members in the migrated Board(s) (even if they are not assigned to any item)
    • Users assigned to items in the migrated Board(s) if the source fields with assignments are mapped in the Item Field Mapping.
      If the source item fields with user assignments are not mapped with the corresponding Assignments target field, the users assigned in those fields will not be added to the target group members unless they are Board members.
    • All users from the Team(s) assigned to items in the migrated Board(s) if the source fields with assignments are mapped in the Item Field Mapping.

    Users that are owners in the migrated Boards will not be added to the target Microsoft 365 group owners, but they will be added to the group members as the Board members.

    If the Microsoft 365 group already exists in the target, its existing owners and members will remain, and the new ones will be added during the migration.

    If a Group with the same name already exists in Planner, a new group will not be created. Project Migrator will find this group by name and will use it for migration (taking into account the setting below 'Create new or merge with existing Plans').

    Please note: Due to Monday.com API limitations one common name 'Main Workspace' will be used for a group created based on the Main Workspace even if it has a different name in your Monday.com environment.

    'Create groups using Board names': if this option is selected, each board will have a separate group created. The groups will be created with the same names as the Boards names in this case. 

    With this group creation mode, the users will be added to the target Microsoft 365 group(s) in the same way as with the ‘Create groups using source workspace names’ group creation mode, described above. The Workspace members and owners, and the Board owners will not be added as members and owners to the target groups.
     

    If a Group with the same name already exists in Planner, a new group will not be created. Project Migrator will find this group by name and will use it for migration (taking into account the setting below 'Create new or merge with existing Plans').

    Please note: In case an existing group with the same name is found in the target environment, the Planner connection account should be a member or an owner of that group to be able to use it for the migration. If there is a group with the same name on the target but the connection account is not a member or an owner of that group, the migration will fail with an error that a new group with the already used mail nickname could not be created.

    If the 'Create all Plans in one group' option is selected, then all Plans will be added to the same group during migration. 

    In the Group Name field, you can provide the name of an existing group or a new group name to create a new group during migration.

    Please note: Maximum of 200 Plans can be created in one Microsoft 365 group.

    With this group creation mode, the following users will be added as members to one target Microsoft 365 group on condition that they are mapped with the corresponding target users:

    • Users from all the migrated Board(s) that are Board members (even if they are not assigned to any item)
    • Users from all the migrated Board(s) that are assigned to items if the source fields with assignments are mapped in the Item Field Mapping.
       If the source item fields with user assignments are not mapped with the corresponding Assignments target field, the users assigned in those fields will not be added to the target group members unless they are Board members.
    • All users from the Team(s) assigned to items in the migrated Board(s) if the source fields with assignments are mapped in the Item Field Mapping.

    The Workspace members and owners, and the Board owners will not be added as members and owners to the target group.

    If a Group with the same name already exists in Planner, a new group will not be created. Project Migrator will find this group by name and will use it for migration (taking into account the setting below 'Create new or merge with existing Plans').

    In the Group Name field, you can provide the name of an existing group or a new group name to create a new group during migration. 

    Please note: If you are migrating the Boards to an existing Planner group (or to different groups but there is a group in Planner with the same name as Board name) the migration Planner account that you have provided in the Target System section should be a member of this group in Planner.

    Plan creation mode: In this section, you can select how plans should be created if there are Plans in Planner with the same names as Boards in Monday.com. 

    'Create new or merge with existing ones' option allows to create new Plans or merge the data to the existing Plans with the same names as Boards if any. 

    'Create new and remove existing Planes before creating' option allows creating new Plans from scratch deleting the existing ones with the same names as Boards if any. In this case, existing Planner Plans with names that match selected Board names will be removed together with all their tasks.

    2. Board Field Mapping

    In this section, you can review Board field mapping. The Group name corresponds to the Bucket name and the Board name to the Plan name. 

    3. Item Field Mapping

    This section is used to map items from Monday.com and Planner. 

    It is necessary to perform the item field mapping for the correct migration of their values, as the field types and names may differ between the systems. 

    Once the connection to the source and target systems is established and items to migrate are selected, Project Migrator maps some of the existing source and target item fields of compatible types automatically (by name). In case multiple source fields compatible with a target field are found by the name they all are added for mapping. 

    Mapping process should be performed carefully taking into account some mapping settings and rules described in detail in the How to perform item fields mapping article. Before you proceed to the Users Mapping, make sure to follow the steps described in the 'How to perform item fields mapping' article.

    4. Users Mapping

    This section is used to map the users from Monday.com and Planner. 

    Please note: All users added to Monday.com (activated, pending, and deactivated) will be displayed in the User Mapping section.

    Please note: The users cannot be migrated from Monday.com to Planner. User accounts should already exist on the target environment (in the Active directory of your Planner tenant) before the migration starts. In this case Project Migrator will find the required users by their accounts and will map them automatically to migrate the assignments and other resources data to Planner.

    If there is no corresponding account on the target system (Planner), then the line with such a user will be highlighted in red and will have 'Not Mapped' status. Such users will not be taken for migration. 

    If there is incomplete correspondence for some of the users (for example, the email is the same but different user names), they will have ‘Partial Match’ status and will be marked with yellow color. Pay attention to such lines and correct the mapping if need. 

    If there is complete correspondence found, such users will be marked with green color and will have 'Match' status.

    You can review the mapping summary at the top of the section. 

    User Mapping can be exported to an Excel file. You can map the users in the Excel file if needed and upload the mapping from the Excel file to Project Migrator, User Mapping section.

    If at least one user is not mapped a corresponding warning will appear. 

    When the mapping is completed, you can proceed to the next step and launch the migration process

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