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Linear Airdrop

Import your Linear team issues into DevRev to ease your transition from Linear to DevRev.


For more information, refer to the Linear Airdrop snap-in on the DevRev marketplace.

Supported objects

The following is a list of Linear objects and their corresponding DevRev equivalent. Those marked as Supported are eligible for import.

Linear ObjectDevRev ObjectSync to DevRev
Comment on IssueComment on Issue/Ticket
Label on IssueTag on Issue/Ticket
Attachment on IssueAttachment on Issue/Ticket

Importing from Linear


For best results, imports should be done using an administrator account on the external source. This ensures all necessary permissions are available to complete the import successfully.

To import your Linear issues, go to Settings > Imports then select Start Import or Import.

From there, create a new connection to your Linear workspace or use an existing connection if you already have one. Once the connection is established, select the team's issues you wish to import. This performs a bulk import of the selected issues. DevRev tries to automatically and sensibly map your fields to corresponding fields in DevRev, but it may prompt you on how you want to map certain fields.

Post import options

After a successful import, you have these options added for an imported project:

  • Sync to DevRev
    • Write any modifications made in Linear to the corresponding work item in DevRev.
    • Create new work items in DevRev for any new issues created in Linear after the last sync or import.
  • View report
    • View details of the initial import and any syncs performed afterward.
  • Delete import
    • Removes the import and all work that was imported into DevRev from the Linear team.
  • Edit connection
    • Changes the connection used for any subsequent action (that is, Sync). This is helpful if a connection goes stale or the user who established it, is no longer available.

Historical imports

You can view currently running and previous imports from any source, including Linear, by navigating to Settings > Imports.

Sync to DevRev

After a successful issue import from a Linear team, you have the sync to DevRev option. The sync to DevRev feature imports any new issues and any new changes to previously imported issues.

To perform a one-time sync to DevRev, go to Settings > Imports and find the previously imported project and select the Sync > ⇾ DevRev option.


This overrides work's fields, even if they were changed in DevRev.

Periodic sync

After successfully importing from a Linear team, you have the option to enable a periodic sync. This allows for automatic synchronization from Linear to DevRev on a regular basis. By default, the sync occurs once an hour.

To enable a periodic sync, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Imports.
  2. Locate the previously imported project.
  3. Select the > Start Periodic Sync option.

To disable a periodic sync, follow these steps:

  1. Go to Settings > Imports.
  2. Locate the previously imported project.
  3. Select the > Stop Periodic Sync option.

Delete import


This deletes any content created by the import, including users and works.

An import and all the content it creates can be deleted from DevRev. This can be useful when running POCs or to change the recipe used during the import. Once an import has been deleted, all the content it created gets deleted, even if they were modified in DevRev. It's possible to import the project again after its deletion.

To delete and import all the content it created, go to Settings > Imports > Past Imports, find the previously imported project, and select ⇆ > Delete Import.