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Overview

The Better Excel Exporter provides a REST API for developers for Excel spreadsheet generation purposes. Although the primary aim of the API is to provide back-end for the app's own user-interface, you are also welcome to use it for your own needs.

The Better Excel Exporter's REST API is a natural extension to Jira's core REST API. It uses the same semantics: you can authenticate to Jira and call REST methods the same exact way with both of those. Learn more about using the Jira REST API in the Jira Developer Documentation.

Please note that the set of the API methods is fairly limited at the moment, but we are open to requests to extend it.

REST API reference

/xls/xls-view/{xls-view-id}/render

Description
Renders a Excel spreadsheet from the result of a JQL query or a filter. If the selected Excel view is not visible in the specified context, the rendering will fail.
Request Parameters
context: Jira context where the rendering is initiated from. Possible values: SINGLE_ISSUE_VIEW, ISSUE_NAVIGATOR, TEMPO, JIRA_AGILE_BACKLOG, JIRA_AGILE_BOARD, JIRA_SERVICE_DESK.
jql: JQL query to select the issues to render. Ignored if filterId is set.
filterId: ID of the saved filter to select the issues to render.
tempMax: maximum number of issues allowed (more details).
Since
2.2.0
URL
http://jira.mycompany.com/rest/com.midori.jira.plugin.betterexcel/1.0/xls/xls-view/7/render?context=SINGLE_ISSUE_VIEW&jql=key+%3D+DEMO-4&tempMax=1000
Method
GET
Returns
The rendered Excel spreadsheet (HTTP response type: application/vnd.openxmlformats-officedocument.spreadsheetml.sheet).

Description
Returns the "Export" menu items with respect to the specified context, alongside with their general weight to use in bigger menus.
Request Parameters
context: Jira context where the rendering is initiated from. See possible values here.
jql: (optional) JQL query that select the issues visible in the context. It is used to check the visibility of the menu items.
Since
2.2.0
URL
http://jira.mycompany.com/rest/com.midori.jira.plugin.betterexcel/1.0/menu?context=SINGLE_ISSUE_VIEW&jql=key+%3D+DEMO-2
Method
GET
Returns
Sample JSON response:
{
	"weight": 100,
	"items": [
		{
			"label": "Excel",
			"url": "/rest/com.midori.jira.plugin.betterexcel/1.0/xls/xls-view/7/render?tempMax=1000"
		},
		{
			"label": "Excel (All fields)",
			"url": "/rest/com.midori.jira.plugin.betterexcel/1.0/xls/xls-view/5/render?tempMax=1000"
		}
	]
}

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