Jira dashboards are great for viewing live data, but what about when you want to share it with others, or add it to the management PowerPoint presentation each month?
Sir Thomas McHarrington reports on the future of the technology. Follow him lest you be a Luddite!
Out of the box, to export Jira reports: take a screenshot.
But with Custom Charts for Jira you have a number of options available:
- Take a screenshot (as is true for any app!)
- Export to PNG
- Export to PDF
- Export to CSV
Deciding which type of export you want, depends on how you’re going to use the data. Here is a breakdown of each type of export and when it’s best used.
Take a screenshot of Jira
Simple, effective, and it gets the job done. It’s like the printing press, for your computer! The Luddites knew what they were doing, a retro approach to an age old problem:
- Find your camera
- Take the screenshot
- Crop the image
- Save the image
- Send the image
- Take an early lunch
There must be a better way, can’t we just skip straight to step 5? Behold the Future of Technology!
Export Jira Charts to a PNG Image
Directly export your Jira Reports to an image in PNG (a lossless image format) in a single click. Through the magic of modern technology your image will be instantly available in your browser downloads folder, no development time needed! Get a consistent export every time, what you see is what you get.
Export Jira Reports to PDF
PDF stands for Portable Document Format and there’s nothing more portable than a directly downloaded PDF of your Jira reports. Impress your friends, colleagues and co-workers with this virtual paper marvel, so realistic you could reach out and touch it!
Export Jira data to a CSV file
But now for something more serious. Your company wasn’t built on flashy graphics and upwards trending reports, it’s cold hard facts that give you the edge! Don’t hide your numbers behind beautiful, intuitive colored charts when you can export the values directly to CSV, right from your dashboard!
The days of thinking “I wish I could build this same report, but in Excel” are finally over with Export to CSV from Custom Charts for Jira Reports.
CSV exports are also a great way to take a snapshot of a moment in time, so you can recreate any chart in the future. Put away your chisels and stone tablets, the future of lasting data storage has arrived!
Try the Custom Charts for Jira Reporting playground, to see how it works!
Former Atlassian User Group London Leader. Experienced Atlassian Certified Consultant specialising in automating Jira Service Desk and simplifying Jira for non-technical teams. Expertise in improving real-time reporting and charts for Confluence and Jira.