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moving from smartsheet to Trello

Hi Everyone, we're finally coming into the light and would appreciate any advice on the best way to get our stuff out of Smartsheet into Trello.


Cheers - Steve

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Nov 09, 2018

@Steve O'Hara SmartSheet and Trello handle things in pretty fundamentally different ways, so there may not be a one-to-one mapping and it will sort of depend on how you structure things in smartsheet, HOWEVER, if you get your data out of smartsheet into a CSV file then you can use import2 to get it all into Trello:

When I moved from Basecamp Classic to Trello, I actually wrote a custom API script that would read all my data from my Basecamp export XML and put it into Trello where each project was a board, each todo list a list, each todo list item a card and each todo list item comment was a card comment.

I did a separate import that preserved a map of how milestones related to todo lists, but there wasn't a direct relationship in Trello that allowed me to preserve that.

The most important thing for me was to preserve all the discussions so I could search for them later. Ultimately the way I structure things is completely different from how they were structured in Basecamp so even though I got all my data in there, that was just the sort of start off point and my workflows have been through many iterations since.

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Jodi LeBlanc Community Leader Nov 10, 2018

Iain had great tips for you. I know from moving from one system to another in my unit we took it as an opportunity to do some cleaning up of content and only moved over what we wanted to keep for team collaboration. We also did this as a slower transition to ensure teams were trained and comfortable on how to use the features, without too much content and cards to overwhelm them.

Great to hear you are moving to Trello, you and your team are going to love it!


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