How can we make an xls Extract from JIRA ?

Hello,

JIRA offers this list of format when I try to export my list of issues:

2017-05-26 17_58_09-Issue navigator - JIRA.png

I see that I can not export directly in Excel file...

Looking forward for your help.

Best regards,

 

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Hi Amale,

Depending on the version of JIRA you are using you may not be able to export to Excel.  This was removed in JIRA 7.2 and replaced by a more robust, flexible exporter in the CSV export.  This functionality will be gone entirely in the future, however, you can re-enable this by doing the following:

  1. Stop JIRA.
  2. Locate the jira-config.properties file in the $JIRA_HOME
    directory. If the file does not exist, please proceed to create it.
  3. Open the file and add the below on a separate line:
jira.export.excel.enabled=true

One you have done that save the file and restart JIRA and you should be set!

Cheers,

Branden

Hello,

Thank you for your answer, where I am supposed to find jira-config.properties file ? 

I saw that you said $JIRA_HOME directory -> Could you please send me a screen shot ?

Best regards,

Hi Amale,

That file will not be there by default so you'll have to create the file per the How to edit the jira-config.properties file knowledge base artice.  In regards to the home folder location, on my Linux system it's under

/var/atlassian/application-data/jira

On my Windows system it's under

C:\Program Files\Atlassian\Application Data\JIRA

You may have defined a different location for your home folder.  If so, you can always find the home folder location in System Administration > System > System Info under the File Paths:

Filepaths.png

The screenshot is from an OS X install which is why the paths are a bit different but yours will of course show your file paths.

I hope that helps!

Cheers,

Branden

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Install this add-on to add Excel options to the Export drop-down: https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.midori.jira.plugin.betterexcel/server/overview

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