Improve the Jira Issues macro with the Table Plus macro - 8.x

Overview

This page demonstrates how to use the Table Plus macro, which is part of the Advanced Tables for Confluence app, to enhance the Jira Issues macro. Simply insert a Table Plus macro onto your page, configure its parameters, and then insert a Jira macro inside of the Table Plus macro.

If you are on a version of the Jira Issues macro that no longer has sorting (latest Confluence release and OnDemand - see CONF-30114), then this can be very helpful. The Table Plus macro can add sorting and other features to the Jira Issues macro including styling the table differently. The key to doing this successfully can sometimes be dependent on the Confluence release (or more specifically, the release of the plugin containing Jira Issues macro). The example on this page is based on OnDemand.

Limitations

Currently, the JIRA issues macro limits the display to the first 20 issues. There does not appear to be an option to control this (sad) - see CONF-30116. Sorting is only done on the visible issues.

Macro browser input

Select this macro

Macro nameAdvanced Tables - Table Plus
Macro syntax{table-plus}

Parameters/values

Row formatting > Header & Footer rows > Number of Header rows

Column settings > Formatting > Column type (1

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Column settings > Numbering & Totaling > Auto total numeric columnsOn

Please note that the Column types parameter is required for sorting. It should contain a comma separated list of values for handling each column.  Click Display Options from within the Jira Issues macro to review and optionally customize the columns to display, and thus determine how to set the Table Plus macro's Column types parameter.


UseFor
String (S)String columns
Exclude this column from user selectable sorting (X)Exclude column from sorting. For example, using Type column as that sorts by key, which is confusing.
Hide the column (H)Hide columns you want to hide.
Date (M)Date columns.
Numeric and float values (F)Columns with numeric or float values.

Screenshot

Wiki markup input

{table-plus:heading=2|autoTotal=true|columnTypes=S,S,X,M,M,S,S,S,F,F,S}
{jiraissues:url=[https://bobswift.atlassian.net/sr/jira.issueviews:searchrequest-rss/temp/SearchRequest.xml?jqlQuery=project+%3D+TBL+AND+fixVersion+%3D+%226.1.0%22+ORDER+BY+priority+DESC}
{table-plus}

Example result

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