Converting JSON output to csv

Is there a way to get data from REST API in a csv format instead of JSON without additional converters?

Raw JASON comes with a lot of extra data, we are having problems flattening it.

Need to GET a list of issues.

 

2 answers

0 votes

No, it's JSON only.

One of the reasons REST throws out JSON is that CSV is generally too simple to represent some of the data usefully.  I suspect the problem you're having "flattening JSON" is because the data simply doesn't fit into a CSV layout.

However, you don't have to use REST - you could also hit the urls in the issue navigator that provide the results of filters as xml or csv.  Run a search and look for the export options

I need to create a batch job that sends updates from JIRA to an external database. The only way I see it is through REST.

Looking into PowerShell now and Invoke-RestMethod looks promising. Are there any good sources for JIRA REST code in PowerShell? All REST tutorials seem to be in old command-line curl.

Sorry, that should have been a Reply to Nic, not a separate Answer..

I don't know, I've not used PowerShell since I gave up on Window many many years ago.

The xml and csv should still work though, they come over plain http(s) with no formatting.

So is it possible to grab JIRA data in plain xml and csv automatically, without going to JIRA and exporting it manually?

Yes, just hit the url the issue navigator links to for an xml or csv export.

I apologize if I am not expressing myself clearly. Manual CVS export from Jira is not suitable for our needs. I need to create an issue list programmatically, so I can:

1-run it automatically as a batch, e.g. through the scheduler;

2-have more control over columns selection , ordering, data formatting, data display etc. I am facing many, many problems with the data exported manually through Jira's Export facility. Data that I get through REST seems more accurate, but I have to deal with JSON.

I don't understand?  If you can hit a REST url, you can fetch an http one the same way.

The data you get from REST is just as "accurate" as what you get from CSV or xml links, it's just a different format (although I'd say JSON and xml are better representations than xml)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

2,888 views 12 18
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot