Better Excel Exporter for Jira Data Center

Full-blown native Excel exports, spreadsheet reports and Business Intelligence for Jira
This app was previously called "Better Excel Plugin for Jira". It is still the same app you love, but it was renamed in Sep 2018.
What can I export to Excel?
  • Issues with selected / all fields (standard and custom)
  • Parent- and child issues
  • Comments
  • Attachments
  • Linked issues
  • Fix / affected versions
  • Related components
  • Change histories
  • Built-in and Tempo worklogs
  • Jira Service Desk SLAs
  • any other data inside or outside Jira, through template customization, scripting and ready-built integrations
Simple to use
  1. Install the app
  2. New links will appear in the "Export" drop-down menus in the following screens:
    1. Issue Navigator → List View ("Export" menu in the top)
      (when executing a filter, running a search, or such)
    2. Issue Navigator → Detail View ("Export" menu for each issue)
      (when executing a filter, running a search, or such)
    3. Issue Details
      (when viewing a single issue)
    4. Backlog (future sprints)
      (in Jira Software)
    5. Scrum Board (active sprints)
      (in Jira Software)
    6. Kanban Board
      (in Jira Software)
    7. Ticket Queue
      (in Jira Service Desk)
    8. Timesheet
      (in Tempo)
  3. Click these links to get the Excel spreadsheets!
Export native XLSX, XLSM & XLS files!

Unlike Jira's built-in Excel export (which produces HTML files to be imported into Excel) or CSV export features, Better Excel Exporter exports native Excel files!

Data types

Instead of "everything is just plain text", the data is exported with real data types. Dates are dates, numbers are numbers, links are links.


The XLSX file format is the standard for all popular spreadsheet tools, therefore the exports are compatible with Google Spreadsheets and Open Office.

All Excel features

Why better than the built-in CSV and Excel (HTML) exports?

  Better Excel Exporter Jira's built-in CSV export Jira's built-in Excel export
Output file format XLSX (native Excel format) CSV HTML (HTML document imported by Excel)
Data types (text, numbers, dates, etc.) (everything is text → version "1.1" treated as number) (everything is text → version "1.1" treated as number)
Visual formatting (fonts, colors, sizes, etc.) (could be hacked)
Pivot tables
Pivot charts
Issue metadata (comments, worklogs, transitions, change history, etc.)
Non-tabular content (page header and footer, cell comments, etc.)
Scripting (Groovy)
Visual Basic (VBA)
Templates (templates are regular Excel files)
Data exchange (with Google Drive / Docs / Spreadsheets, Open Office, Libre Office, Apple Numbers) (to some extent) (to some extent)

Who's using it?

How does it help me work better?

Better Excel Exporter success story (Finance)
Building an enterprise reporting system with Atlassian Jira and Microsoft Excel

"Intercompany invoicing within an enterprise group of companies is never the simplest area of accounting. Better Excel Exporter helped our accounting department process invoices faster, with less errors and less oversight."

– Claudio Menetti, IT Consultant

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Manufacturing)
How BlueSun (a Procter & Gamble spin-off company) created custom reports from Jira Service Desk data

"Better Excel Exporter helped us to create every type of custom reports from our service data. Among others, it enables us to understand how monthly workload is distributed among our agents or to find the top 10 recurring problems."

– Juan Jose Castro, IT Infrastructure Manager

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Better Excel Exporter success story (Media)
How Carussel generates real-time Excel reports from Jira with one click

"The dashboard is a powerful feature in Jira, but we needed something that captures the state of a project in Excel at any given moment without the hassle. Information sharing vastly improved through progress reports generated by Better Excel Exporter."

– Jana Tkacsuk, Project Manager

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Basic templates are useful, but the real power of the plugin reveals when making your own templates. The customization is quite amazing. On top of that, taking the benefits of Better Excel Automation for Jira makes it a real deal.

Marcin P., Mastercard

Combination of Better Excel Exporter and Groovy allows you to create any report you may need. Vendor's support is really quick and helpful so we've done several complicated reports in the first few hours after plugin installation.

Petr M., T-Mobile

Combined with Automation Lite I was able to automate search exports as part of a weekly report with very little trouble. On another note the support is top notch. It's probably the best overall experience with any Jira add-on I've ever had.

Jeremy A., SPINS

A very powerful plugin to extract data out of Jira into Excel. Combined with the reporting in Excel (charts, pivot tables, etc.) you can produce some very comprehensive reports. Their support is very helpful and quick to response to any questions you may have.

Jared D., Fraedom

Better Excel Exporter is an extremely powerful reporting add-on, which far surpasses the functionally of all competitive products that I tested.

Johannes H., msg systems
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Evaluation: try before you buy

  1. Install the app. (how to install?)
  2. Get your free trial license that allows using the app without limitations for 30 days. (how to try?)
  3. When the trial is over, continue using the app by purchasing a commercially supported license. (how to buy?)
  4. Ask questions or report problems any time by clicking the "Help" tab in the right bottom. (how to get support?)
  5. Get the latest Better Excel Exporter release announcements, best practices, tips from power users. (how to subscribe?)
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