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How to visualize Jira workflow in Confluence?

I want to document our workflow in Confluence.

For that I need to display the workflow that is in place in Jira in confluence. I don't want to make a screenshot and copy that in, but have a living link to the workflow display in Confluence, so that if we change the worflow in Jira, the change is directly reflected on the corresponding confluence page.

How can I use the confluence / jira integration to display the Jira workflow in Confluence?

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Does anyone know if this is available 2019?

It's a long overdue feature, but it doesn't seem to be a priority for Atlassian.

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Pedro Cora Atlassian Team Jun 16, 2014

Hi Sebastian,

As it turns out, currently this is not possible to be done. Adding a screenshot is the only alternative that I can think of.


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Yeah, and still...

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Unbelievable, hello Atlassian...

When I read this, I really worry about staying with Atlassian products. Why do they have the tendency to make our worklife harder? Whenever we want to achieve a goal related to basic Requirements Engineering, Atlassian lacks support or structure. To me this has a stingy scent. We get unneccessary gimmicks, but lack required functionality. The whole lot of obstacles feels lke a big fraud. The standard Atlassian products don't work well together. We identify Atlassian products as impediments during every of our Retrospective, so I probably have no other choice than to suggest using products of other market participants. I am quite disappointed that it's still impossible to include a link-supported documentation to Jira Wokflows from Confluence - after almost six years.

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Is there not a HTML iframe that can be pulled from JIRA and displayed in Confluence? I cannot seem to do it, yet I can do it with completely unrelated products in Confluence! 

The HTML macro is an out of the box feature that needs to be enabled but it must be how JIRA compiles the workflow view... why so complicated? 

If anyone has the answer in 2020, it would be amazing. 

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It's because Confluence does not have a diagramming function that supports automatic generation of diagrams by reading Jira data.

There are a couple of add-ons you can get that will fix that.

Hi, I am currently struggling with this problem. Could you please tell me the name of these add-ons?

Arbi Dridi Atlassian Team Sep 30, 2019

@Nic Brough _Adaptavist_ 

Can you give an example of an add-on that does this? 

Yes, I would be interested too for the add-on

I've used Smartdraw with Visual Script most recently.  There used to be something in Scriptrunner that drew diagrams which were reachable from Confluence as well, but it was deprecated when Atlassian added the visual workflow editor.

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