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How to obtain {ItemId} in api/2/dashboard/{dashboardId}/items/{itemId}/properties

We are getting the dashbords list in json with "api/2/dashboard/{dashboardId}".

In one of the dash board it has lot of graphs there. Now, is there any way we can try to pull the values of each graph ? 


Next, what is  'items' and itemid in the dashboard URL . How can we identify values ? How to  obtain {ItemId} in api/2/dashboard/{dashboardId}/items/{itemId}/properties.

4 answers

There is no possibility to find out the itemid from API. Only way I find the itemid is from source code of page. 

<div class="dashboard-item-frame gadget-container" id="gadget-17972-chrome">

 "17972" is the itemid.


I'm not sure when this ID is changed and if it'll stay the same all the time... but at least there is some way how to find it out.

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Peter Shi I'm New Here Dec 12, 2021

 Recently I found some weird pattern in dashboard html... The gadget ID always show twice in the original html. So I wrote these codes to fetch gadget ID from a dashboard. Hope this will help you :)

def initLink(method,url,auth,headers,payload):
response = requests.request(
return response

def getHtml(dashboardId):
url = ""+dashboardId
headers = {
response = initLink("GET",url,auth,headers,"")
return response.text

def generateGadgetList(dashboardId):
html = getHtml(dashboardId)
gadgetPat = re.compile("\"id\":\"(\d{5})\"")
gadgetList = gadgetPat.findall(html)
count = {}
result = []
for gadget in gadgetList:
if gadget in count.keys():
for key,value in count.items():
if value==2:
return result

I know this post is super old, but....I believe I found a way to get the dashboard/gadget id's using ScriptRunner.

This script comes from their how to automatically create a Dashboard...

Go to your SR console and add the following script...only thing you'll need to update is the Dashboard ID you want to get the info from

import com.atlassian.jira.bc.JiraServiceContext
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.JiraServiceContextImpl
import com.atlassian.jira.bc.portal.PortalPageService
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.portal.PortletConfiguration
import groovy.json.JsonOutput
import groovy.xml.MarkupBuilder

def user = ComponentAccessor.jiraAuthenticationContext.loggedInUser
JiraServiceContext sourceUserServiceCtx = new JiraServiceContextImpl(user)
def portalPageService = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(PortalPageService)

//your dashID is equal to your PageID url - the number it provides
def dashId = 19300

def output = portalPageService.getPortletConfigurations(sourceUserServiceCtx, dashId).collect { col ->
col.collect { PortletConfiguration gadget ->

//by chance...added this...and it works!
id :,
//the script below is directly from SR how to's
row : gadget.row,
column : gadget.row,
color : gadget.color,
openSocialSpecUri: gadget.openSocialSpecUri.getOrNull().toString(),
completeModuleKey: gadget.completeModuleKey.getOrNull().toString(),
userPrefs : gadget.userPrefs,

def prettyOutput = JsonOutput.prettyPrint(JsonOutput.toJson(output))

def writer = new StringWriter()
def builder = new MarkupBuilder(writer)

 When you run the code above, you get:

"id": 24200,
"row": 0,
"column": 0,
"color": "color1",
"openSocialSpecUri": "rest/gadgets/1.0/g/com.atlassian.jira.gadgets:text-gadget/gadgets/text-gadget.xml",
"completeModuleKey": "null",
"userPrefs": {
"isConfigured": "true",
"refresh": "false",
"html": "var gadget = AJS.Gadget({\r\n...\r\n\tview: {\r\n\t\t...\r\n \ttemplate: function (args) {\r\n\t\t\t...\r\n\t\t\tvar gadgetId = this.getPrefs().getModuleId();\r\n\t\t\t...\r\n\t\t}\r\n\t}\r\n...\r\n});",
"title": ""

Hi Lara, thanks for your answer! Do you know if this would be possible to do without the use of script runner? 

@Joshua Cheung - If you can chat with a System Admin who knows their way around Jira...maybe from the backend? Not 100% sure, but I don't believe that it's possible any other way from the front end.

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Tarun Sapra Community Leader Feb 21, 2017

From the docs-

A dashboard item is similar to a gadget, in that it provides discrete dynamic content that a user can use to customize their dashboard. However, dashboard items use modern rendering technologies like AMD, Soy, LESS, etc. Dashboard items are also able to share web-resources, which greatly improves page load performance by reducing the number of requests and the overall size of data to be transferred on a dashboard load.

Currently, it doesn't seem possible to fetch list of items of dashboard using REST API, similar question here -


In the latest API documentation - 

There is no method getting dashboard item list, something like - GET /rest/api/2/dashboard/{dashboardId}/items/ 

Hi Tarun,

what data we need to pass in 'itemid' in URL which is under 'dashboard/items'.

Say for example : one of the  dash board has a single Pie Gadget.

Now, what I need to pass a value for an itemid in 'api/2/dashboard/{dashboardId}/items/{itemId}/properties' URL ?

Please provide an answer.

Tarun Sapra Community Leader Feb 21, 2017

I will suggest you to create your own REST end point using the script runner plugin or the REST plugin module and use the Java API of the script runner to fetch the details of the dashboard gadgets.

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