Export Issues to Excel with Link direction (blocks/blocked by)

I'm exporting a list of issues from the issue list to excel format, but while it's including the links information, it's literally only putting in the issue number. I can't see anywhere it keeps the data as to whether item a blocks item b or is blocked by it, so I can see the hierarchy once it's exported (which makes it useless).

Am I missing something? How can I have data in the export that tells me the blocks / blocked by information for each link?

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Hi Toby,

Excel export only includes the issue key and link to the issue. Unfortunately, it currently does not include the link type.

Maybe raise a new feature request at jira.atlassian.com?


Thanks for that Bhushan, I'll raise it. Do you know if there's any default export that includes the hierarchy?

The Word export includes the link type as long as you have the linked issues added to the column.

You can define a custom Excel export with the Better Excel Plugin.

This plugin gives access to all issue properties, also including linked issues. You will be able to export the properties of the linked issue, and the link itself (type, direction, etc.).

Check out the customization guide

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