Jira always exports to HTML

Seems like Jira exports to HTML even for excel and word, doesnt matter which format I choose, it's always the same file :(

I have the downloaded version, what can be wrong?

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Nope, my bad. I works with Microsofts Office, but not any other program (that usually supports the xls files..)

EDIT: Looking for the delete button, if a admin sees this you can delete the thread if I haven't figured out how to do it on my own till then :)


Don't delete the thread, simply mark your question as answered by selecting your answer as the correct one.

Best regards,


Hey, not a problem, I've asked questions and worked out an answer before being given one.

This is actually quite a good question in some ways - I'd agree with Peter and ask you to leave it here, as someone else searching could find the information here useful!

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The exports are not HTML, they're mostly XML, rather than (closed, incompatible, and proprietary) formats. The excel exports are XML containing tags saying "I'm a spreadsheet", the Word ones say "I'm for a word processor" and so-on.

There's nothing wrong with this, so I guess my question is what are you actually looking for or expecting?

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Hi Johannes,

What are you exporting? An issue list?

How are you exporting it exactly?

Which version of Jira do you have installed?

Best regards,


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I am exporting a filter (list of issues). Using the export button which gives me a menu of options. For every option (excel, word, and so on expect PDF) I get the same file but a different file ending.

No program, not even google drive want to open to files..

I have the newest version of Jira I guess, installed two days ago (downloaded version)

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