Use the CData ODBC Driver for Jira in Microsoft Power Query

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Jira ODBC Driver

The Jira ODBC Driver is a powerful tool that allows you to connect with live Jira project management data, directly from any applications that support ODBC connectivity.

Access Jira like you would a database - query Projects, Groups, Workflows, etc. through a standard ODBC Driver interface.



You can use the CData Jira ODBC Driver with Microsoft Power Query. In this article, you will use the ODBC driver to import Jira data into Microsoft Power Query.

The CData ODBC Driver for Jira enables you to link to Jira data in Microsoft Power Query, ensuring that you see any updates. This article details how to use the ODBC driver to import Jira data into Microsoft Power Query.

Connect to Jira as an ODBC Data Source

If you have not already, first specify connection properties in an ODBC DSN (data source name). This is the last step of the driver installation. You can use the Microsoft ODBC Data Source Administrator to create and configure ODBC DSNs.

To connect to JIRA, provide the User and Password. Additionally, provide the Url; for example, https://yoursitename.atlassian.net.

Import Jira Data

Follow the steps below to import Jira data using standard SQL:

  1. From the ribbon in Excel, click Power Query -> From Other Data Sources -> From ODBC.

  2. Enter the ODBC connection string. Below is a connection string using the default DSN created when you install the driver: Provider=MSDASQL.1;Persist Security Info=False;DSN=CData JIRA Source
  3. Enter the SELECT statement to import data with. For example:

    SELECT Projects.LeadName, Issues.Summary FROM Projects, Issues WHERE Projects.Id=Issues.ProjectId
  4. Enter credentials, if required, and click Connect. The results of the query are displayed in the Query Editor Preview. You can combine queries from other data sources or refine the data with Power Query formulas. To load the query to the worksheet, click the Close and Load button.