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How to export a story map into Excel - NextGen
How to export a story map into Excel - NextGen

Learn more about how to export a story map into excel format.

Tamás Párványik avatar
Written by Tamás Párványik
Updated over a week ago


How to export a story map into Excel

To export a story map, open the story map you want to export and follow the steps below:

  1. Go to “Settings”

  2. Open the “Export story map”menu

  3. Select the right format (Backlog or Map)

  4. Select the optional details in settings

  5. Click on “Export”

Export formats

There are two available format options for the export as following:

  1. Backlog format

  2. Map format

Backlog format

If you need to access rich details about the entire project, proceed with Backlog format. There is an option to even include archived releases into the export.

The exported file will be divided into different tabs where you can access the following information:

  • the structure of the map
    Including the relevant activity, task, subtask, subtask description, status, estimation, release information, attached persona, color details, used annotations and external issue key.

  • release overviews
    Including release name, release details description, start and end date, release status, archive status.

  • user persona details

  • workflow details

  • color settings

  • annotation settings

Map format

In order to export the story map into a visual representation of the story map, proceed with Map format. There are additional options to include:

  • archived releases

  • subtask statuses

  • estimation

The result will include all information that enables to see the entire project from a big picture overview. This helps to keep the visual efficiency of the story map.

Who can export a story map

Any user with editor rights can initiate the export and select the right format for the export file.

How to import a story map from Excel

It is also possible to import existing user stories into StoriesOnBoard by using the following templates:

  • backlog format

  • map format

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