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Access Live Jira Data in Excel (Desktop)

Use CData Connect Cloud to gain access to live Jira data from your Excel spreadsheets.

Microsoft Excel is a widely used spreadsheet software application, primarily used for tasks related to data management, analysis, and visualization. When combined with CData Connect Cloud, you gain immediate access to Jira data directly within Excel, facilitating data analysis, collaboration, calculations, and more.This article shows how to connect to Jira in your Connect Cloud instance and access live Jira data in Excel spreadsheets.

CData Connect Cloud provides a pure cloud-to-cloud interface for Jira, allowing you to easily access live Jira data in Excel for the web. Simply use the Connect Cloud Add-In to query live data (or write your own). Using optimized data processing out of the box, CData Connect Cloud pushes all supported query operations (filters, JOINs, etc) directly to Jira, leveraging server-side processing to quickly return Jira data.

This setup requires a CData Connect Cloud instance and the CData Connect Cloud Add-In for Excel. To get started, sign up a free trial of Connect Cloud and install the free Connect Cloud Excel Add-In.

Configure Jira Connectivity for Excel

Connectivity to Jira from Excel is made possible through CData Connect Cloud. To work with Jira data from Excel, we start by creating and configuring a Jira connection.

  1. Log into Connect Cloud, click Connections and click Add Connection
  2. Select "Jira" from the Add Connection panel
  3. Enter the necessary authentication properties to connect to Jira.

    To connect to JIRA, provide the User and Password. Additionally, provide the Url; for example,

  4. Click Create & Test
  5. Navigate to the Permissions tab in the Add Jira Connection page and update the User-based permissions.

With the connection configured, you are ready to connect to Jira data from Excel.

Access Live Jira Data in Excel

The steps below outline connecting to CData Connect Cloud from Excel to access live Jira data.

  1. Open Excel, create a new sheet (or open an existing one).
  2. Click Insert and click Get Add-ins. (if you have already installed the Add-In, jump to step 4).
  3. Search for CData Connect Cloud Add-In and install the Add-in.
  4. Click Data and open the CData Connect Cloud Add-In.
  5. In the Add-In panel, click Authorize to authenticate with your CData Connect Cloud instance
  6. In the CData Connect Cloud panel in Excel, click Import
  7. Choose a Connection (e.g. JIRA1), Table (e.g. Issues), and Columns to import
  8. Optionally add Filters, Sorting, and a Limit
  9. Click Execute to import the data

Live Access to Jira Data from Cloud Applications

New, you have a direct, cloud-to-cloud connection to live Jira data from your Excel workbook. You can add more data to your workbook for calculations, aggregations, collaboration, and more.

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