Integrating Confluence and JIRA (part 2)
Last 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
- In JIRA, click Issues to open the Issues Navigator.
- On the Summary tab, click Create new.
- In the panel, select your search parameters. I’ve picked the project, any issue type, the version, and a status of resolved.
- Click Search.
- Click View, and then select XML.
- Copy the URL from the address bar.
2. Insert the JIRA Issues macro on the Confluence page
- In Confluence, find the page where you want to add the list of JIRA issues.
- Click Edit.
- Click Insert, then select Other Macros.
- In the Search box, type “JIRA”.
- Click JIRA Issues.
- In the Insert JIRA Issues Macro window, in the URL field, paste the URL you copied from the JIRA search.
- In the JIRA Field Columns to Display field, type a comma-separated list of columns that you want to display.
- In the Title field, type a title for the table that will display the issues.
- Click Insert.
- 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.
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