Integrating Confluence and JIRA (part 2)

BachLast time, I left off at the point of displaying JIRA issues on a Confluence page. I’d found a way to insert single issues.

But I want to display a list of all the issues going into the release. The Atlassian documentation says to use the JIRA Issues macro, so that’s what I’ll try.

[Confluence 3.5, JIRA 4.3]

1. Create a search in JIRA for the issues you want to display

  1. In JIRA, click Issues to open the Issues Navigator.
  2. On the Summary tab, click Create new.
  3. In the panel, select your search parameters. I’ve picked the project, any issue type, the version, and a status of resolved.
  4. Click Search.
  5. Click View, and then select XML.
  6. Copy the URL from the address bar.

2. Insert the JIRA Issues macro on the Confluence page

  1. In Confluence, find the page where you want to add the list of JIRA issues.
  2. Click Edit.
  3. Click Insert, then select Other Macros.
  4. In the Search box, type “JIRA”.
  5. Click JIRA Issues.
  6. In the Insert JIRA Issues Macro window, in the URL field, paste the URL you copied from the JIRA search.
  7. In the JIRA Field Columns to Display field, type a comma-separated list of columns that you want to display.
  8. In the Title field, type a title for the table that will display the issues.
  9. Click Insert.
  10. Click Save.

Brilliant! That’s exactly what I want.

Now that I’ve got a list of issues displaying on my Confluence page, I need to set up a security scheme in JIRA so that I can control who sees the issues. I’ll let you know how that goes.


JIRA Issues Macro

Photo via Flickr user Brian Stocks

5 thoughts on “Integrating Confluence and JIRA (part 2)

  1. Thanks for the write-up of your experience Jenny. I was hoping to see if you’ve been able to easily add links FROM Jira TO Confluence (not shouting… I’m just assuming that I don’t have an italics option in this comment box).
    I read at this page ->
    that you should be able to just use the bracket wiki markup, but it’s not working for me.
    ie: [name of confluence page in space that is linked to the jira project]
    That’s a long page name as an example, but you get the idea. 🙂

  2. Thanks for the reply Jenny. I’ve already read through that one. I’d just rather not have to allow anonymous access to every page that I want to be searchable. We’re supposed to be able to do the linking without the need for anything else when we have application links set up. That’s what I’d really like to be able to do.

    1. Ahh! Let me know how it goes! After Christmas I’ll see if I can get that to work. Right now we’re in the midst of a release so I’m juggling a few different things.

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