How To Export Jira Backlog To Excel

As you work on your projects, it’s essential to keep track of your backlog in a format that is easy to manage and understand. Jira, being one of the top project management tools, provides you with an efficient way of managing your backlog. However, there are situations where you may want to export your Jira backlog to an Excel sheet for further analysis or reporting. In this tutorial, we will teach you how to do this.


  • An active Jira account
  • A project with a backlog
  • Microsoft Excel

Steps to Export Jira Backlog to Excel

Step 1: Open your Jira issues

Log into your Jira account and navigate to the project you want to export the backlog from.

Step 2: Filter your Backlog

Go to the Issues tab and filter the issues to show only the backlog. You can do this by choosing the “Backlog” option from the dropdown menu.

Step 3: Export your Backlog

Once you have your backlog filtered and visible, click on the ‘Export’ option which is usually near the top-right corner of the page.
You will see different options for exporting your data. Select “Microsoft Excel (Current fields)” or “Microsoft Excel (All fields)” according to your requirements.
The “Current fields” option exports only the data currently visible on your issues page while the “All fields” option exports all the data related to each issue in your backlog.

Step 4: Save your Excel File

Jira will generate an Excel file containing your backlog data. You can then download and save it to your preferred location on your computer.


And there you have it! In just four simple steps, you can export your Jira backlog to Excel. This can be particularly useful when you need a more detailed analysis of your backlog or for reporting purposes. Remember, however, that the organization and prioritization of your backlog should be primarily carried out within Jira to fully utilize its project management features.