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How to get to the XML view of a filter


I saw this "XML" view of a filter mentioned on several occasions (to give some examples:,  or , but I do not know where that can be seen.


Please let me know where can we get the XML view of a filter in JIRA.


Thank you.

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Hello @Mihai Mihai

Thank you for reaching out.

To see the XML version of a JIRA JQL filter, you just need to navigate to the existing filter click in Export > Export XML:

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A new file will be opened in your browser tab, containing the filter parameters and the returned issues in XML format:

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Let me know if this is what you were looking for.

Hello @Petter_Gonçalves 

Yes, this is it. Thank you.

Do you know if this can be restricted? 

I tried: 


in the file, but it did not disable the feature.


Thank you.

You are welcome, @Mihai Mihai

I believe it is not possible to restrict the XML export as you need, however, you can restrict the access to the issue itself, so the users would not be able to download it.

Can you let us know why you would like to restrict this feature?


We are not sure if we want to actually disable it or not. Although we did not have problems until now, I understand that adding such a view in a Confluence page can be resource consuming if the filter contains many issues. 

I was just testing out to see what are my options if that happens.

Thank you.

Hello Mihai,

Thank you for your answer.

We clearly understand your concern about large amounts of information added to Confluence pages. In fact, we have a feature request to limit/control the available size per page in Confluence:

Control the allocation of server resources to a space

Feel free to vote and watch the suggestion to increase its priority and also receive notifications about any updates.

For now, we can only suggest you let your users know that is not a good practice add big amounts of information to a single page.

Let me know if there is anything else we can help with. :)

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