JIRA Export: Easy Step-by-Step Guide


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Do you want to export your data from JIRA? Have you invested several hours on the internet to find the right method for JIRA export? If yes, then this blog will answer all your queries. JIRA is a proprietary product developed by Atlassian. It is used for bug tracking and agile project management. The data generated by JIRA can be massive and needs the right architecture for storage. Exporting your JIRA data to a database or data warehouse will make your process easy and efficient. In this blog, you will learn about JIRA, the need for JIRA export, and the steps for JIRA export in detail.

Let’s see how this blog is structured for you:

  1. Introduction to JIRA
  2. Need for JIRA Export
  3. Prerequisites for Jira Export
  4. Steps for JIRA Export
  5. Limitations
  6. Conclusion

Introduction to JIRA

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JIRA is a proprietary product developed by an Australian company, Atlassian. It is used to track bugs and maintain your agile projects. It is one of the most flexible and full-featured software available in the market. JIRA contains the following packages:

  1. JIRA Core: It is used to make a generic project management.
  2. JIRA Software: It is a base software with agile project management features.
  3. JIRA Service Desk: It is used for IT or business service tasks.
  4. JIRA Ops: It is used for intended management. 

Features of JIRA

Let’s discuss some features of JIRA:

  1. Agile Development: Agile is a fundamental product of JIRA. It provides smooth utilization of the Scum and Kanban board. So you can use it as a Scum board, Kanban board, or a hybrid board. 
  2. Security: JIRA provides custom bug security either during its creation or when it is being edited. JIRA also offers the Default Permission Scheme, which allows new projects under this schema by default. 
  3. Reports: JIRA offers a wide range of reports. You can get a sufficient amount of data from these reports. Various reports used in JIRA are Version Report, Pie Chart Report, Average Age Report, etc.
  4. Real-Time: JIRA supports real-time data. It also supports email alerts when there is any update.

Need for JIRA Export

Let’s discuss some of the use cases of JIRA export:

  1. Share Information: Your customer needs data reports in different formats such as PDF, XML, etc.
  2. Analyze your Data: You can export your data in excel and then analyze it using the formulas, pivot tables, etc. You can also export your data to excel and then to a BI tool.
  3. Audit Purpose: To audit your JIRA data, your auditor should be a JIRA member and should have administrative permissions. Instead, you can just export your data for auditing.
  4. Coordination with Team: To coordinate between the agile and non-agile teams, you need to have them on the same page. By exporting your JIRA data, both the teams will be able to access it. 

Prerequisites for Jira Export

  1. A JIRA account. 

Hevo Data: Export your Data Conveniently

Hevo is a No-code Data Pipeline. It supports pre-built integrations from Jira (Free Source Connector with Hevo) along with other free data sources. Hevo offers a reliable, secure, and consistent solution. It offers data migration in real-time and provides state-of-the-art infrastructure. 

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  3. Live Monitoring: Advanced monitoring gives you a one-stop view to watch all the activities that occur within pipelines.
  4. Fault-Tolerant: Hevo can automatically detect anomalies and inform you instantly. All affected rows are kept aside for correction.
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Steps for JIRA Export

JIRA supports data export in Excel, CSV, XML, etc. Let’s see the various steps involved in exporting JIRA issues:

  1. Login to your JIRA account by providing the necessary credentials.
  2. On the top of the screen, select the “Filter” option. Select “Advanced Issue Search”. 
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  1. Now, either apply the necessary filter to select your issue or select it directly. 
  2. On the top right corner, you will see an option to export to Excel and Google Sheet. You can also select the “Export” option to export to CSV, XML, etc.
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  1. Now, select your desired format and click to proceed.

Note: If you are exporting to Excel, you will get an option to select “Excel on Desktop” and “Excel Online”.

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Voila! You have exported your JIRA data in your desired format. 


Various limitations and challenges that you will encounter while exporting your JIRA data are as follows:

  1. JIRA exports have a limitation of 1000. You can only export 1000 issues. The same limit applies to query result, bulk change maximum, and indexing batches.
  2. JIRA doesn’t support direct export to PDF.
  3. At times, JIRA miss critical data. Native issue export lack transitions, attachments, comments, etc.


In this blog, you have learned about JIRA and how to export JIRA data. JIRA supports exports in various formats. You have also learned about the various challenges that you will encounter while exporting your JIRA data. But, if you want to export your JIRA data to a database or data warehouse, then you can try Hevo. 

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Oshi Varma
Freelance Technical Content Writer, Hevo Data

Driven by a problem-solving ethos and guided by analytical thinking, Oshi is a freelance writer who delves into the intricacies of data integration and analysis. He offers meticulously researched content essential for solving problems of businesses in the data industry.

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