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Integration with other Jira apps

This page describes how Better PDF Exporter for Jira exports data from, or integrate with popular Jira apps.

If an app is not mentioned here, it does not mean that it would not work in PDF exports. This page only lists the most important apps, that are actively used by the Better PDF Exporter user community and whose integration is officially supported by Midori.

Jira Service Desk

(supported since Better PDF Exporter 0.1.0)

Jira Service Desk is the de-facto service desk solution running on the top of Jira.

Although the quick tutorial below was captured about the app's Server version, watch it to see the Service Desk managed data you can export to PDF also with the Cloud version:

Integration features
  • You can export the Jira Service Desk-managed custom field types, like Approvals (including decision details), Customer Request Type, Organizations, Request Language, Request Participants, Satisfaction, Satisfaction Date, SLA to PDF.
Export samples

See the sample files exported from Jira Service Desk (in the Template Gallery).

Configuration

Exporting Jira Service Desk custom fields

There is nothing to do. Better PDF Exporter will automatically recognize the Jira Service Desk managed fields and export them accordingly.

Configuring the export format for Jira Service Desk custom fields

There is one configuration variable that affects the output format of the Approvals field. The default behaviour is that the overall approval will be exported ("Approved" "Declined", "Pending"). You can also include the individual approvers' decisions by setting this configuration variable in the top part of the issue-fo.vm, issue-navigator-fo.vm and traceability-report-fo.vm templates:

## Jira Service Desk
#set($exportServiceDeskApprovalDecisions = false) ## set to "true" to export approver decisions

If you want full control over the export format, look at the Velocity macro definition marked with this comment in the above mentioned templates:

## Jira Service Desk custom field types
## ...

Note: you can absolutely have different export formats in the different templates, as issue-fo.vm typically has more space for details.

Learn more about Jira Service Desk

Jira Software

(supported since Better PDF Exporter 0.1.0)

Jira Software is the Scrum and Kanban solution for Jira.

Watch how to export issues from the backlog to PDF or prepare ready-to-print story cards (although the video was captured about the app's Server version, the Cloud version is very similar)::

Integration features
  • You can export PDF documents directly from the Backlog (with all issues in a sprint or in the backlog), Scrum Board and Kanban Board views (with all issues in a column).Better PDF Exporter 0.1.0
  • You can export the Jira Software-managed custom field types, like Sprint, Epic, Story Points, etc., to PDF.
  • Better PDF Exporter offers a Sprint Report template, with Burn Down Chart, Daily Velocity Chart and agile key performance metrics. It can flexibly work from any list of input issues, not strictly belonging to the same Jira Software sprint.
  • Better PDF Exporter also offers a customizable story card template to print physical story cards from any type of Jira issues, also including Jira Software stories. (It works both with and without Jira Software.)
Export samples

See the sample files exported from Jira Software (in the Template Gallery).

Configuration

Exporting Jira Software custom fields

There is nothing to do. Better PDF Exporter will automatically recognize the Jira Software managed fields and export them accordingly.

Configuring the PDF templates for Jira Software

The template using Jira Software data, story-card-fo.vm, contain several configuration parameters in their top part. These are are documented right in the template source code.

The most important ones are the IDs of the Jira Software custom fields:

#set($storyPointsCustomFieldID = 10900)

Learn more about Jira Software