I'm aware that the Excel export feature was removed for various reasons, replaced by the CSV option. Is it possible to get the Excel option back for those of us who require it? CSV has it's benefits but also it's drawbacks, so perhaps we could have the option to use the one most suitable for the task at-hand?
Stacy, I agree with you 100%. We just upgraded our JIRA instance to 7.3 and lost the Excel export functionality. It's very frustrating for these reasons: 1) a lot of our fields in exports now generically show as "custom field (name)" and you have to parse through 85 of them looking for the column of choice, move it and rename it. 2) Links no longer carryover in exports, so you have to key in individual issues. 3) Text fields, like description, have a bunch of garbage characters. This is a huge loss of functionality in my opinion. I'm disappointed Atlassian would just discontinue it and consider CSV and comparable replacement.
We have 7.3.3 and my technical guys followed the instructions in the thread suggested by Thomas. This seemed to work and my Excel export is back.
This was the update my techs did to the JIRA config file:
Hi LE MEE, Were you able to get it fixed? We recently migrated to DC Jira which is on 7.8.0 and facing the same issue. Does the above modification of jpm.xml work for 7.8.0? Thanks
As an alternative, you may want to try the Better Excel Plugin.
Although this is a paid add-on, it is a lot more powerful than the built-in Excel exporter (which is, in fact, an HTML table exporter).
I have multiple projects that use variations of the same base workflow. The variations depend on the requirements of the project or issue type. The variations mostly come in the form of new statuses ...
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