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How do you export a Kanban board from Jira?

I am trying to help someone export a board from Jira. Whether standard user or Jira admin, when you click on the three circles at top right, there is no export option. I saw somewhere someone had success by granting access to the "work on issues" permission, but still doesn't work when I give myself the permission. Any suggestions? 

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 20, 2022

What do you mean to accomplish exactly? You can't export a board but you can export the issues that are associated with a board to excel. You could take a static snapshot of a board. So what exactly is your goal here?

Jack Brickey Community Leader Jun 23, 2022

Colleen, jumping back in here. IMO your best option here is to use the advanced issue search to filter the issues that you want and use the export from there. If you do this very frequently then simply save the filters. You could even set up a subscription to send issues to you via email.

Thanks, yeah I'll probably continue using the advanced issue search, since it is free/doesn't require any apps. 

@Colleen Tanner If you are looking to start your export of issues right from the active sprint board, it's the Better PDF Exporter or Better Excel Exporter apps that add the export option to that screen.

Those export options are there for all users, no extra permissions are required.

(I believe by default there are no export options on this screen and it's not related to permissions.)

Here is a quick video of how this works:


(Please note that both exporter apps are paid and supported apps and I'm part of the team developing it.)

I wanted to apply a filter with certain criteria, but doesn't give me an export option with the quick filter. But if I use Advanced Search using the same criteria, it lets me.

So are you saying I can use those apps instead? And they will work with existing filters? Or how does this work?

Yes, you can export the issues to PDF or Excel currently displayed on the board (or from Advanced Search and a few other screens).

This video shows it in action for Excel and it's the same interaction for PDF as well.

If you install each app the export options will automatically appear for your board.

I suggest you give it a try and reach out to us here if you have any questions or need help.

Hi Levente, thanks for sharing these tools for exporting. 

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