With Advanced Export for JIRA you can easily export issues (including history of changes) for further analysis in a spreadsheet or other tools.
As far as we know this is the only add-on that allows for export of history of changes for JIRA issues. Simply select what standard JIRA fields of custom fields you’re interested in and download exported files:
- CSV (Comma-separated values)
- Excel XLSX
- JSON (useful for further programmatic analysis)
The file will contain additional row for every change of any of the selected fields.
Example use cases
Let’s assume there’s a JIRA project with 2 custom fields: Ice Cream Flavor and Reason. Issues in this project track current preferences for ice cream. Owner of one of the issues started with Vanilla ice cream and a reason of Safe Choice. He then changed the fields to Chocolate and Adventurous, followed by Strawberry and Why Not.
All these changes can be found in issue history panel in JIRA, however analysis would become cumbersome if we had tens or hundreds of issues with many changes for each.
With Advanced Export add-on you can export CSV file which would look similar to the below (assuming we’re exporting fields Created, Ice Cream Flavor, Reason, Assignee):
|Key||As of date||Changed fields||Created||Ice cream flavour||Reason||Assignee|
|2||ISSUE-1||05/15/2022||Ice Cream Flavor, Reason||05/01/2022||Strawberry||Why not||Tomek|
|3||ISSUE-1||05/10/2022||Ice Cream Flavor, Reason||05/01/2022||Chocolate||Adventurous||Tomek|
Columns Key, As Of Date and Changed Fields are always added by the report.
- Row 1: current values of fields. Changed Fields is empty as there were no changes on the day the report was generated.
- Rows 2-3: rows representing snapshots of values of fields on the dates changes occurred. Changed Fields show which fields were amended.
- Row 4: initial state of the issue as it was created
Note, that values in columns Created and Assignee remained constant.
Use Advanced Export icon on any Search issues screen as seen below:
Select fields that you want to export, and choose whether history should be exported as well (this will produce extra rows for each change of the issue, as described above).
Note, that Preview shows actual data from the first issues being exported. It changes as you select fields to export and change settings.
You can save or load export configurations using top menu.
Saved configurations contain all the options and selected columns.