Launch spreadsheet

Top navigation bar

Open a spreadsheet from the links on the app screen (Top navigation bar > Apps > Spreadsheets).

Recent shows the spreadsheets which you opened recently.

System default filters are the standard system filters Jira provides initially. You are not able to change their query parameters. Please launch a spreadsheet from the issue navigator screen if you would like to use custom JQL or filter.

At the issue navigator screen, you can change the columns and reorder them too.

Project sidebar

Open a spreadsheet from the links on the project page (project sidebar > Spreadsheets).

In the project view, you can change your spreadsheet using the dropdown option.

If you want to add a new spreadsheet in your Project view, click Spreadsheets.

Issue navigator

Open a spreadsheet from the edit button on Jira Issue Navigator (Top navigation bar > Issues).

You can also change the columns displayed on your spreadsheet. Please see the KB article.

Edit fields on spreadsheet

Inline editing

Start editing a cell with double-click or F2 or click pencil icon.

Copy and paste

Copy the value of selected cells.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows: Ctrl+C

Mac: Cmd+V

Paste the value of the clipboard to target cells.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows: Ctrl+V

Mac: Cmd+V


After reviewing unsaved changes, click Save button.

Notifications will be sent by notification scheme configuration.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows: Ctrl+S

Mac: Cmd+S


You can discard unsaved changes.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows: Ctrl+Z

Mac: Cmd+Z

Select cells for discarding changes.

Use keyboard shortcut.

Unsaved changes are discarded.


Change the configuration on Issue Navigator. Please see the article of Excel-like Issue Editor for Jira: Knowledge base and workarounds.

Operations bar

Input a keyword and type Enter-key.

Keyboard Shortcuts

Windows: Ctrl+F

Mac: Cmd+F

Hierarchy View

You can see Epic - Story - Subtask hierarchy in the Hierarchy View mode.
In this mode, you can also collapse and expand the hierarchy.
Parent-child relationship of WBS Gantt-Chart for Jira is also supported.

Hierarchy view is only available under "All" page size.

Select the number of items displayed per page as "All" items.

Click the button and change the view mode.

Back to Jira

You can return to the location where you launched the spreadsheet.

Export Excel / CSV

You can export the current spreadsheet in Excel or CSV format.

Other functions

Excel-like Issue Editor provides the other functions via the cog icon menu.

Databar Number

Visualize the values of number fields.

Format Timetracking Fields

Change the display format of timetracking fields.



Freeze Columns

Select a cell and freeze up to the current column.

Sort and filter

Select the number of items displayed per page as "All" items.

Sort and filter functions are only available under the "All" page size.

Click the column header.

Context Menu

You can use some useful functions from the context menu.

Right-click on any cell.

Some functions are only available under hierarchy view mode.

View issue

Open view issue screen.

Expand all

Expand all collapsed rows under hierarchy view mode.

Copy issue

Copy selected issue.

This function is similar to "Clone", but actually creates a new issue.

Create child

Create one child issue under hierarchy view mode.

Create one child issue under hierarchy view mode.

Delete issue

Delete selected issue.

Transition issue

Transition selected issue.

The transition screen is not supported currently.

Drag and drop

You can change a parent issue in "Hierarchy View".

Cross-hair-cursor will display over the top or bottom of the grid line.

Column configuration

You can hide, unhide, freeze, unfreeze and sort your column using the column configuration setting. To open it, right-click the column header and select Column Configuration.