How to group issues by field with JIRA Xporter Plugin?


I am trying out the JIRA Xporter plugin to create custom made Release Notes. I have tried to tweak the velocity template controlling the built in Release Note report but haven't been able to solve this specific requirement this way. Therefore I am looking into this plugin instead, which looks promising.

The issue:

I need to group issues in a specific release (i.e. a specific FixVersion) by a custom field called "Developement Team" I want the report to show all issues per team rather than Issue Type (which the built-in Release Note report does)

What I think I have to do is to get all possible values from this custom field and loop over this list when I print out the issues in the report.

Is this possible to do with the scriping support that comes with the plugin?

Kind regards,

// Svante

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Hi Svante,

I guess you could add the custom field "Development Team", create a filter for the release, order by the "Development Team" fields and then bulk export the issues to a document.

What we cannot do know, is to have different sections (ex: tables) for each "Development Team", but that is planned for the next versions.

If you want to discuss more specifically your requirements, mail us at

Best Regards

Great, thnx for your answer! I will sort the filter for the time being and looking forward to the next version! Great plugin!

// Svante


It would be somewhat ugly because you would have to list each team in the template, but I think you could achieve the effect you want by a variation of wht the documentation calls Static Sections with Filters.


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