is there a way to export my backlog to excel?

I have a long backlog that I want to export to excel.  is there a way to do do that? 

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Jack Brickey Community Champion Dec 20, 2017

Sure, just use JQL advanced method to create a filter for the project in question for all unresolved issues not in an active sprint. Then export to CSV. 

You can use Shift + Left click on the first issue followed by Left click on the last issue in the backlog-screen and than right click to export to Excel. For more details see GreenHopper 6.2.2 release notes 

With all the respect, but to me CVS is not really Excel, but a collection of data. A comma separated DB dump. The export to Excel feature is gone missing in the latest release, and so do all the Swedish characters and selected columns in the CVS export. It actually produces unreadable results, even after excel function "text to column" has been applied. It also picks random columns to export, so neither options (all columns, selected columns) work properly. Even the previous version did that with Excel, so that bug is still there in our server installation.


The value I get from the CVS export right now is none.

The Excel export was not Excel either, it was XML that says "hey, I'm a spreadsheet".

In theory, I understand why Atlassian has replaced Excel with CSV - CSV was the single most demanded form of export for years, and should make a perfectly good replacement for Excel as spreadsheets can read it just as well as the XML.

However, I don't feel the current CSV export is ready to replace the Excel export yet, with some of your reasons being part of why.

There is one thing though - if you're on server, then look for (you may need to create it) in the home directory, add jira.export.excel.enabled=true to the file and restart.  The old Excel export comes back.  Should work up to Jira 7.5 (I've not tried it in 7.6)

Thanks for the suggested workaround, will give it a try. :-)

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