Redmine: Importing Projects and Users

Configuring Redmine Integration

Redmine is a project management web application that embraces Gantt chart, calendar, wiki, forums, email notification and more useful features. You can configure TMetric to import projects and users from Redmine to TMetric and automatically upload the time you track in TMetric to Redmine.

Note: This feature is only available in Business plan.

To integrate with Redmine:

1. Go to Manage and click Import and Export.

2. Click New Integration and select Redmine.

3. Enter your Redmine instance URL.

4. Enter the API access key. You need to specify the API access key of a Redmine account with admin privileges.

5. Click Enable synchronization of tracked time

Now, you can import projects and users from Redmine to TMetric, as well as synchronize time between the two systems. Time entries will be synchronized automatically every hour.  In addition to project and user names, TMetric imports the statuses of the users and projects. 

TMetric does not pull closed or archived projects from Redmine unless they already exist in TMetric. If the statures differ in Redmine and TMetric, the Redmine statuses will override the TMetric ones. 

An alternative way to configure synchronization is to first start the TMetric timer in your Redmine instance, this will automatically create an entry about the Redmine integration on the Import and Export page in your TMetric account. After that, the owner or admin of the TMetric account can go to TMetric and perform the above described steps 3-5.

Importing Projects and Users

After configuring the integration with Redmine, you can import project and users from you Redmine instance to your TMetric account.

  1. Go to Manage and click Import and Export.
  2. Click the ellipses button of the Redmine integration and then click Import Users.
  3. Click the ellipses button again and then click Import Projects.