Basecamp Import

Import Data from Basecamp

Your Basecamp projects can be imported to Accelo as Projects. Note, we only import from Basecamp Classic at this time.

Note: You will need to provide your Basecamp API Key (only available for Classic accounts).

To import your data from Basecamp:

  1. Admin users, switch to the Configuration navigation and expand the Imports & Exports section.

  2. Click the Basecamp logo from the request Import screen.
    Accelo Basecamp

  3. An instruction screen will open. Please read the information carefully and follow the steps. You may wish to import just a couple of projects to get an understanding of how we translate your data.

  4. When your import is ready for processing, you can review the projects to import:

    • The checkbox marks a project for import.
    • Click the configure icon on the right to select the job type in Accelo that will be set for a project. You can also select the manager for that job.
    • Click Submit Request from the bottom right once you are ready. The progress of the import will be shown - note that it may take several minutes.


What will be imported?

We bring across practically everything from your projects, but the challenge is converting the object in basecamp to something meaningful in Accelo. We'll first create Accelo User accounts for people who were assigned work in Basecamp, but aren't yet present in Accelo. Here is an overview of how things are converted:

Basecamp

Accelo

 Additional Notes

Project

Project

 

Milestone

Milestone

 

Messages

Diaries

The initial message is a parent (top-level) activity. Any replies/comments on that message became reply (child) activities

Comment

Diary

 

To-do List

Milestone

 

To-do item

Task

To-do items become parent (top-level) activities against the Milestone. Comments against a to-do item become child activities.

Time entry

Diary

 

Attachments

Resource

The resource file in Accelo will be a link (URL) to the file in Basecamp

Company

Company

 

Contact

Contact

 
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