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How to Get Your Data Out of Workfront

You have several options to retrieve your historical data from Workfront:

Use One of Our Partners

AtAppStore, a Workfront certified partner, has an easy-to-use app that allows you to download your data. This app also includes a viewer that allows you to easily your data.

Pros : All your Workfront objects are exported, including the custom fields. The interface of the Viewer is easy to use and read, and it’s easily importable in a MS Access Database.
Cons : Documents are not exported. You will have to download them separately
For more information, go to http://www.atappstore.com/App/snapshot-to-msaccess/Default.aspx.

Request an Oracle Data Dump File from Our Database Team

Your Account Executive can submit a request to our Database Team to export a database dump file (.dmp Oracle file) with your data.  An additional request will go to our AOS team to retrieve all of your stored documents.

Pros
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 You get your entire data load, including custom fields, as well as documents that are stored in the system.
Cons : The database file is hard to read: there is no way you can read this file unless you upload it to an Oracle database and re-establish the relationships between the tables. The documents are stored on a separate file server and must be extracted separately using a separate process by the AOS team. In doing so, there is no organization to the documents, and they are all referenced by their GUID.
Cost : There is a cost associated with this download, depending on how long it takes the team to create the file. Check with your AE/ CAE for more information or to get this process started.

Export Via Kick-Starts
Whether you have remote consulting hours or not, you can use one of our consultants to export your data in the form of reports or kick-starts, or you can run these reports yourself:

Pros : The reports are easy to read and can be imported in a variety of applications; they can be customized to include any groupings and views you’d like.
Cons : Documents will have to be downloaded separately.
Cost : It is free if you can run the reports yourself (all you would need is a system admin login), or if you can use remaining remote consulting hours. If you are interested in purchasing remote consulting for this, please talk with your AE/CAE.
For more information about using Kick-Starts to export data, see "Exporting Data from Workfront via Kick-Starts."

Use Our Open API

if you have the right resources in your organization, they can build a custom API which would be able to retrieve all your data from Workfront:

Pros : You are in control of what exports from the system.
Cons : The time is spent on your side, and you will have to find resources to code the API and perform the export.
Cost : Internal to your organization.

This article last updated on 2018-03-26 17:41:57 UTC