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Adding Versions info to a Confluence page

I would like to create a Confluence status report page, which includes data from JIRA and also some customer status info (from Excel and PPT files).

One of the things that would be really useful to include on this status page is an overview of the upcoming version releases and associated dates i.e. exactly what is shown when I click on 'Versions' for a JIRA projects page (i.e. it lists each Version Name, Start Date, Release Date and Description).

However, I can't see how I can include the JIRA 'versions' info in confluence. While I can include the 'RoadMap Status' Macro and the 'Project Progress' macro, these really don't present the simple list of planned Versions, Dates and a description.

Is it possible to link directly to this Versions info in Jira for a project? Thank you.

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There is another techique that can be used for more specific cases that have a JIRA REST API available that provides the right information. And this is the case for version information specifically. This takes advantage of a very recent addition to the Advanced Tables for Confluence (formerly known as the Table Plugin) that provides the JSON Table Macro. It can extract data directly from JIRA for display in Confluence with a number of customization options. Building an Advanced Table from Rest API Data describes how this is done.

This is really great, Bob. Thank you for this and for the description of how to use it. I have a small remaining problem in that my adminstrator cannot install version 6.3 on our OnDemand version - he doesn't get the 'Upload add-on' option on the 'Manage Add-ons' page, only the 'Build a New Add-on' option is available.

He was able to install an earlier version (6.1) but not this one. Can you advise what we may be doing wrong please?

Thanks again for your help.

For OnDemand, you will have to wait for Atlassian to bundle the latest version. It is likely going to be a couple of weeks.

I solve a number of use cases similar to this by publishing information to Confluence using my favorite job scheduler - Bamboo! Here is an example related to versions. The techniques described here can be used in a variety of ways.

Thanks Bob. We will be integrating with Bamboo later this year but I need a solution until that happens.

The project's Versions info. is already available in JIRA in a nice table that shows the start and end dates and a short description. I would really like to be able to incorporate this info on the Confluence page. Is there anyway to get it without going down the Bamboo route? Thanks again.

Well you can use your favorite job scheduler in general. For your specific case of versions, I do have a much easier solution. I am writing it up as an example right now. Will share in a bit.

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