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Migrating your project to Projects (beta)

You can migrate your projects from the old projects experience to Projects (beta).

Notes:

  • Projects (beta) is currently in public beta and subject to change.
  • If the project you are migrating contains more than 1200 items, open issues will be prioritized followed by open pull requests and then notes. Remaining space will be used for closed issues, merged pull requested, and closed pull requests. Items that cannot be migrated due to this limit will be moved to the archive. If the archive limit of 10,000 items is reached, additional items will not be migrated.
  • Note cards are converted to draft issues, and the contents are saved to the body of the draft issue. If information appears to be missing, make any hidden fields visible. For more information, see "Showing and hiding fields."
  • Automation will not be migrated.
  • Triage, archive, and activity will not be migrated.
  • After migration, the new migrated project and old project will not be kept in sync.

About project migration

You can migrate your project boards to the all new projects (beta) experience and try out tables, multiple views, new automation options, and powerful field types. For more information, see "About projects (beta)."

Migrating an organization project board

  1. Enable "Project migration" in feature preview. For more information, see "Exploring early access releases with feature preview."

  2. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your organizations. Your organizations in the profile menu

  3. Click the name of your organization. Organization name in list of organizations

  4. Under your organization name, click Projects.

    Projects tab for your organization

  5. On the left, click Projects (classic). Screenshot showing Projects (classic) menu option}

  6. Next to the project you want to migrate, click to open the menu.

  7. In the menu, click Migrate to beta. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option

  8. In the the popup, select what you want to happen to the project after it is migrated. We recommend selecting "Close the old project" so it's clear which project is in use. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option

  9. In the bottom right of the popup, click Start migration. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option

Migrating a user project board

  1. Enable "Project migration" in feature preview. For more information, see "Exploring early access releases with feature preview."
  2. In the top right corner of GitHub.com, click your profile photo, then click Your profile. Profile photo
  3. On the top of your profile page, in the main navigation, click Projects. Project tab
  4. Above the list of projects, click Projects (classic). Screenshot showing Projects (classic) menu option}
  5. Next to the project you want to migrate, click to open the menu.
  6. In the menu, click Migrate to beta. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option
  7. In the the popup, select what you want to happen to the project after it is migrated. We recommend selecting "Close the old project" so it's clear which project is in use. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option
  8. In the bottom right of the popup, click Start migration. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option

Migrating a repository project board

Note: Projects (beta) does not support repository level projects. When you migrate a repository project board, it will migrate to either the organization or personal account that owns the repository project, and the migrated project will be pinned to the original repository.

  1. Enable "Project migration" in feature preview. For more information, see "Exploring early access releases with feature preview."
  2. On GitHub.com, navigate to the main page of the repository.
  3. Under your repository name, click Projects. Project tab
  4. Click Projects (classic). Screenshot showing Projects (classic) menu option}
  5. Next to the project you want to migrate, click to open the menu.
  6. In the menu, click Migrate to beta. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option
  7. In the the popup, select what you want to happen to the project after it is migrated. We recommend selecting "Close the old project" so it's clear which project is in use. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option
  8. In the bottom right of the popup, click Start migration. Screenshot showing migrate to beta option