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JQL Table macro - 8.x


The JQL Table macro helps users to connect to Jira, query, and display relevant project data in tables. This macro works similar to the native Jira Issues macro and provides the advantages that Advanced Tables for Confluence offers to users.

  • Connect to Jira instances using application links
  • Use JQL to perform basic as well as advanced searches on the specified Jira instance
  • Choose the Jira issue fields to be displayed or use the default set of fields
  • Display Jira issues fields along with images as required
  • Download or export the Jira issues
  • Apply filters to view only the relevant information
  • Leverage the same table styling capabilities as specified in common table capabilities

Available since version 8.3.0.

Basic use

This macro can be deployed using one of the following methods:

Selected from the macro browserAdvanced Tables - JQL Table
Markup shortcut{jql-table}



JQL settings

Macro editor labelDefaultDescriptionMacro parameter
Data source
Jira application links

Specify an application link from the list to connect to the required Jira instance. This is a mandatory field!

Application links are used to create a direct link to an Atlassian application (in this case, Jira) with Confluence to render appropriate data on Confluence pages. Refer to this article to know more about configuring application links to multiple Jira instances.

Jira advanced search

Specify a JQL query to search for issues in the selected Jira instance. This is a mandatory field!

  • In this parameter, only JQL statements are allowed unlike the native Jira Issues macro that also allows other variants.
  • If incorrect JQL is provided, an error is shown as "The Jira server did not understand your search query. If you entered JQL, please ensure that its correctly formed.".


Data settings
Columns to display
Specify list of Jira issue field names to be displayed in any order. By default, few Jira issue fields are already preselected once Jira application links is specified. The order of the fields and the fields themselves can be removed or changed.columns
Rows to display50Specify the number of Jira issues to be displayed in the table. If the Jira issues to be displayed exceed this number, a message below the table that shows the total number of issues that were fetched, and also displays a link that opens the JQL query in Jira directly.


Output formathtml

Specify how the output is formatted. The options are as follows:

  • html - data is entered as standard HTML directly in the macro body.
  • wiki - data in the table rendered using the wiki renderer.
Show result as a tableOnDisable this option to display the data as plain text without any whitespace or column delimiters. By default, the Jira issues data is rendered in a tabular format. table
Capitalize first character of generated headingsOnEnable this option to make table heading columns look better by capitalizing leading character of names generated. capitalize
Show non-formatted version of generated wikiOff

Enable this option to show a non-formatted version of the wiki table following the formatted table. This is used to help resolve formatting issues. It can also be used to convert the data to Confluence markup by cut and paste.

Escape special characters in wikiOffEnable this option to allow few special characters to be escaped so that the formatting is unaffected. When wiki output is requested (Output format is set to wiki), some special characters (like '|', '[', ']', '{', '}') in data can cause undesirable formatting of the table. By default, data that has wiki markup is  rendered correctly.escape
Render wiki styleOnEnable this option to render the wiki markup for Jira multi-line text fields. Render wiki style resolves the display format of the value of Jira multi-line text fields.applyWikiStyle

Augment parameters

The Data format tab in JQL settings menu of the editor contains parameters for augments. See Augments for details for modifying column headings and column data.

Common parameters

The parameters listed on this page are a part of our common table capabilities that are available in many macros that produce or modify tables.

Click a column heading to toggle the sorting of that column.


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