importing template

can we import any templates to jira & export the issue details on that word document? Im using jira version 4.4

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What do you mean by this?

JIra can export issues to Word, in a standard format. If you are ok to do some coding, you can change the output it generates. But I'm not sure what you are looking to "import"?

I have a company template. I need to generate the word document into that template. is there any way to import that template?

Yes, but as I said, if you want to change the output format, you'll need to do some coding to make the export generate the format you want. You'd need to use your company template to inform your coding.

The word export is simple and generic (Atlassian can't accommodate thousands of customers all with slightly different formats, especially as the system should be concentrating on issue tracking internally, rather than exporting), and it's actually not that painful to change.

Start at https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRAKB/Customise+Word+Export+Template+for+JIRA

But through this way we cant get the pictures Rigth? & Can we export the issues in muliple pages? Or is how can we break the pages?

Confluence is a totally different system. It's designed for words, and can import data from Word.

You need to think about the types of data you are looking at - Word and Confluence are for free-format, variable length blocks of informational text. Jira expects a string of set fields for an item, which it then tracks through a workflow. People do not use Word for that, they use excel.

Is this can be done only with the confluence?

Attachments are separate - you'd need to code for those too if you need them in a specific place.

I think it might be worth asking why the Word export from Jira is so important to you? Why can't you just tell your users to look in Jira (dynamically updated, up-to-date, lots of facilities) instead of exporting and reading a doc (static, obsolete as soon as it's exported and no functions to deal with the actual data). I know there are good cases for word docs, I've done a few myself, but it's always worth asking, as there may be better ways to meet your actual needs.

Now im working with editing the vm files,. But i think it is not a good solution to meet the my companys reguirements. They need to have separate word document foramt & they would like to have multiple word formats according to the issue type. Is there any way to solve that rather than work with vm files

More code if you want to move the processing out of the .vm file.

Personally, I'd avoid that and write the .vm like

#if ( $issuetype == 1 || $issutype == 4)

<code for type 1 and 4>

#end

#if ( $issuetype = 2)

<code for type 2>

#end

And, most importantly, question why you've got this requirement...

It is our company requirement... they have given this task to do......................... I couldnt get the company logo in the word document

"It's a company requirement" really doesn't answer the question. Bit like saying "because it is" when asked "why is the sky blue?".

Anyway, for the company logo - where is it held in Jira? Is it the default project avatar or the logo at the top left of the menu bar? Or somewhere else?

There is now a plugin Intelligent Reporter that can use your companies Microsoft Word template as a template, and fill in the issue data exactly where you need it. It is entirely point and click, there is no coding involved.

https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/com.clariostechnology.intelligentreports

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