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How to generate a change log with release notes

We'd like to generate a change log that includes all release notes (created from a version) into one doc.
How to automate that?

2 answers


You need to know a little about JQL and some programming language (I recommend Python and the use of a lib named JIRA  )

After you are able to connect on your JIRA instance ( I recommend using OAuth 2.0 settings for authentication. Documents here and python sample here ), you will just need to join all these links togheter.

Your script will:

  1. Connect on your JIRA instance using OAuth
  2. Search for the issues using some JQL (something like "fixVersion = 1.0")
  3. Parse the results, collecting fields of interest (Issue Key and Summary, maybe...)
  4. Save them into some file

Please let us know if you need any assistance with any of these steps

Hi Tiago,
Nice to meet you and tks for the feedback, very useful!
I have a couple questions about your proposed solution:
1) what would trigger this code to run?
2) unless I am missing something, sounds like we'd need to run this code outside of jira and have it look at Jira periodically, ie we need to host it somewhere, that seems suboptimal.

Hey Frederic,

If you are looking for something out of the box rather than investing efforts to develop your own solution, you may want to look at our app Automated release notes for Jira.

It specifically addresses the problem you state above & is available for cloud/server as well as DC versions of Jira. 

Here's a set of sample release notes generated from ARN app.



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