I read the manuals (of 6.4 and 7.3) and I'm supposed to find an option to export to Excel format. BUT I can't find it on my JIRA Software server 7.3 instance.
What goes wrong? Where is it? Should I use CSV only?
If it's gone: are there any recommended add-on?
this feature will soon be deprecated, but can still be reenabled by now using the following instructions (found here):
JIRA Server 7.2 instances
We removed the Excel export option in JIRA 7.2, as we've introduced a more robust, flexible exporter in the CSV export. We hope you find this more beneficial. We do plan on removing this functionality entirely, however in the meantime it can be unlocked with the following steps:
Thorsten, you should be aware that "we've introduced a more robust, flexible exporter in the CSV export" is incorrect.
The CSV exporter is not robust or flexible, and the clear consensus from users is that it is not a viable replacement for the Excel export yet. Until it meets the minimal functions that the Excel export does, I'd expect Atlassian to keep getting support calls to re-enable the working export.
I agree with the people above.
I am pretty new to Jira, have only been using it for about 5 months as a product owner. I already have the feeling that a lot of you think it should be part of the core functionalities have to be purchased separately as an add-on. It is very frustrating to not even being able to export to excel directly. And I have not seen anybody from Atlassian to reply on this thread.
An export to Excel (well, XML that says "Hi, I'm a spreadsheet" anyway) used to be part of the core - it was removed in favour of the CSV export!
A bad decision in my opinion, the CSV is (still) not ready to replace it.
The Atlassian line seems to be that the CSV is good enough, and that you shouldn't really be exporting anyway, as your data is obsolete and dead as soon as you do (I do have more sympathy for that - most spreadsheets I run into are simply wrong)
We have plan to upgrade JIRA with a latest version doing upgrade analysis for JIRA upgrade.
Now, we are using above workaround for JIRA v7.3.6 Export JIRA issues to Excel as mentioned by Thorsten Letschert.
But, if we are upgrading JIRA from v7.3.6 to v7.9.2 then please let us know still excel export functionality are working perfectly?
If not, please let us know the workaround for this export functionality for the latest JIRA version.
Hi Guys.. My apologies for instead of answering the question I am making a new ask : export to CSV is not reliable.
I am facing 2 issues :
1. When I click on export to CSV ( Current Columns) it is not exporting all the columns selected and visible in filter tab.
2. When I click on export to HTML (Current Columns) it is not exporting all the columns selected and visible in filter tab and less columns which got exported via CSV..
Yes, It is possible till 7.10.2 & working fine with the following steps:
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