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creating jira issues from a confluence table for every new row


We do a lot of on demand work (requests from say email) and we wanted to track our work. So, we decided to track our work.

The issue creation is taking longer.

So, we are looking to automate issue creation.

Is there any way to create issues from a confluence page, where we can just add the summary and description to a existing page and publish it, thus creating a new issue to the added new content. All the other values should be copied from say a template. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

All I found was the jira issues macro, where either

1. I select from page view and create issue manually 

2. Insert the issue using the macro by adding values which is again same like creating issue in jira.

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Hi @vikas palakurthi ,

You could:

Alternatively, you could make use of Jira Issue Macro (

Kind regards,

This should work:

  1. In Confluence and Google Chrome, edit a page, then create a table (make sure it has a header) with as many rows as you want tickets.
  2. In the header, uniquely title your columns (Summary, Description, and so on).
  3. Fill in ticket summaries and descriptions.
  4. Publish or Update the page (so that you're not in edit mode).
  5. Select the text of the first summary. In the tiny menu that appears, click the Jira icon.
  6. In the Create Task window, make sure the Jira project and ticket type are correct, then click Create multiple issues from table.
  7. In the Create Multiple Issues window, you are being asked which table column contains Summary text, and which contains Description text. Make sure these are right, then click Create.
  8. You should get a message like "3 issues have been created. Your page has been updated to reflect the status of these issues." Notice that links to each Jira ticket have been added to the table! Go to Jira to see your new issues.

Is there a way to automate this without external scripts? E.g., once a month JIRA takes each row in a confluence table and adds it as a separate sub-task in a specific issue? 

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