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How to export "Epic Name" field?

Is there a solution for the epic name export field when exporting to excel?

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Tarun Sapra Community Leader Feb 06, 2018

It's an open issue tracked here.

Please see the comments, some people have suggested "Better excel plugin" . Otherwise you can make sure that Epic Name and Summary are same for the epic that way you won't miss the epic name field in the export.

Tarun Sapra Community Leader Feb 06, 2018

I am using JIRA 7.4.3 server version and it's working fine for me. In the CSV export of current fields I do see Epic name being exported. 

DO you see it when exporting the stories? 

Of course it works fine for Epics export, but not for Stories.

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For stories, Epic link is exported as "Issue key" of the linked epic in my JIRA server version instead of epic name which is displayed on the stories when it's linked to epic  Is this the issue which you are talking about?

Yes, this is the problem I raised.


This is how it is implemented, if you want epic name to be exported instead of issue Key of the epic in the CSV export then I guess you would need to raise a ticket in JIRA

For JIRA sever project.

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Tarun Sapra Community Leader Feb 06, 2018

Found an open issue -

May be you can vote , add a comment and hopefully they make the summary of the issue more descriptive. 

Please upvote/accept the answer if your satisfied with the response.  Thanks!

Scroll down to the bottom of this thread and see my comment to visualize this in MS Excel export

i recently started using the Get Jira Data Excel add into import data from Jira. I have the Jira Cloud version. For having the name of the Epic on report i included the Epic Link.Name field.

Please upvote/accept the answer if you're satisfied with the response. Thanks!


Thanks! Very helpful! 

Looks good.  Asking my IT department to download/install it (I am restricted).

Works great. Thanks!

I tried searching the marketplace for apps and I couldn't find a plugin by the name of " Get Jira Data" or " Get Jira Data Excel".


Can you post a link to the exact plugin/app that you're using, @Paolo Franco Solinas ?

Marcelo, you need to download the excel plugin for Jira outside of Jira.

That's it there.

Hi @Paolo Franco Solinas , how did you manage to get the Epic Link Name into the field list for the Jira Query add-in?  We only have epic name and epic link. 


Thanks so much in advance,


Same as Stefanie - that field does not show up in my list (using Cloud). 

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This is what I was looking for!  Thanks!

Yifei Wu I'm New Here Jul 28, 2022


Mr_ Gray I'm New Here Sep 19, 2022

This does not work. The linked issues.linkName populates incorrect information and a lot of cells are empty.

Save the result as HTML and Open it in an Excel workbook : that helps.

You can see all your Epic Names

That is not an option on the cloud version of JIRA.

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Potential workaround to export Epic Name (Jira Cloud)

One could use Plans (i.e. Advanced Roadmaps) and share as CSV. This will export with the Epic Name in a column ='Parent'. Seemed to work for me.

Note: Be sure to adjust the exclusion days in the configuration if you need to. This changes the results of the plan based on the number of days after the issue is done.

My instance is on server, not cloud... thanks!

Really?  a few hundred to a few thousand $/year just to be able to export properly?

This is ridiculous.

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