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How to export using Jira Google Sheet plugin, after JQL results have been loaded? Edited

I am using the Jira plugin for Google sheets and the JIRA() function to run a JQL query that populates cells in the sheet.

If you change a cell, or a field you reference, the cells will (re-)execute the JIRA() function. While running you will see in the cell the message "Loading" until the JQL query has completed and results are shown.

So far so good.

When you want to export the Google sheet (e.g. to CSV, or PDF), it again executes the JIRA() function(s), and in the resulting CSV or PDF file you will see the value "Loading"  in the cells, instead of the JQL results.... i.e. the export is not waiting until the JIRA() functions have completed processing.

Q: Is there a way to avoid the JIRA() function from running when you export? 

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How many rows are you importing into Google Sheets? In my very small test of < 20 rows, I don't see the "Loading" thing at all when I do an Export.

But I'm guessing you have more than 20 issues. So I found a possible workaround to your issue, based on this article I found:

Also making the document available offline via the menu toggle could resolve the formulars.

I kind of think that might work for you because it would probably disable the function from trying to connect to Jira, and only export the "local" data.

Please let us know if that helps!

Enabling the sheet offline (see below) before downloading did the trick for me;


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