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Connect Power-BI to Jira Server Edited

I'm getting confused here. Is it possible to connect Power-BI to Jira (on premise) Server or is it not? Basic Authentication and HTTPS are enabled.

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You can connect to Jira server on premise using power bi desktop using the Jira_PowerBI_ContentPack.pbit (

Hi , i was able to connect my PowerBI to the Jira server ( reading a project )


however when i am trying to get the epic information ( see the below REST ) i am getting 400 error ( the same REST return results using a browser 



any suggestion ?

Hello @Ward Schwillens 


And vice a versa: you may create Data Sources in Jira and use them as Import Source in Power B using our Jira plugin:




More details on Youtube video:

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Hello @Ward Schwillens

If both are reachable via the network, then I don't see any issue in connecting both. Jira is supported out of the box by power BI

It's for cloud only and we are talking about on-prem

Hello - 

I am attempting to get my Jira data connected to PowerBi. I am confused about the above link because it seems as though it is linking Jira with a browser based version of PowerBi.

I have the PowerBi client installed on my computer and would like to get my Jira data there. Does anyone have any suggestions?

Hi Avinash - 

Thanks for the response. Maybe I am missing something, but I do have the PowerBi desktop app. I use it for various things. I am just trying to figure out how to link my Jira data to it.

Any suggestions?

Like David Lopez likes this

Once you download the content pack, when you executed you should be able to configure it point to your jira endpoint or even a jql filter through the api.

I do have PowerBi desktop installed on my computer and I use it for other things. As for linking my JIRA data to PowerBi I am confused. The initial link at the beginning of this thread doesn't appear to link JIRA data onto PowerBi desktop.

I must be missing something.

Hi Mike,

You have to use the powerbi file in this link:





Hello Frederico, I opened the template in PowerBI Desktop and I'm able to fill in the credentials, using basic authentication with the same credentials as I normally use. We have Jira Server but it's accessible from the outside. When I have entered all data, PowerBI seems to be making a connection, but eventually I get the error 

OLE DB or ODBC error: [DataSource.Error] Web.Contents failed to get contents from 'https://myurl:8443/rest/api/2/search?maxResults=500&startAt=0' (500): 

Any idea how I can solve this?

Connecting Cloud/Jira to online Power Bi and the following error message appears. 


"The expression referenced column 'GetIssues'[Is Resolved] which does not hold any data because it needs to be recalculated or refreshed.
Please try again later or contact support. If you contact support, please provide these details."


I believe it has to do with not having Rest API enabled, if so, how may I enable it?

I am also stuck with the same issue, however with a different error. If someone could suggest what could be the problem

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Use your normal user name and the API key as the password in Basic Settings.

@Derrick Hunter 
What is the API Key?

Firstly the API for your Jira implementation needs to be enabled


Click on your profile icon and click on "Account Settings"

Select the "Security" Menu

Under the "API Token" heading choose "Create and manage API tokens"

You are then able to create API tokens

Like Adam likes this


SQL+JQL Driver can help.


Best regards,


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