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Published Sheets

The Published Sheets screen for the add-on allows Jira administrators to monitor and maintain all of the exports created by the add-on. Administrators can perform the following actions from the Published Sheets screen:

To access the Published Sheets screen, navigate to the Jira add-ons administration section in your Jira instance, and on the left side you will find the Published Sheets link under a Google Sheets Integration heading.

Click this link to access the Published Sheets screen.

The Published Sheets screen shows a table listing every Google Sheet created by the add-on, one per row, in descending order by created date. The list is split into multiple pages if enough exports have been created. You can also jump directly to a sheet on any page by selecting the sheet from the Select Sheet drop down at the top of the screen.

Each row in the table includes the following information:

  • The sheet name and a link to the sheet
  • The date and time when the sheet was created
  • The Jira user key of the user who owns the sheet
  • The ID of the search filter used for the list of Jira issues in the sheet (if applicable)
  • The date and time when the sheet was last updated
  • The sheet's update schedule (if applicable)
  • The Actions button, to perform additional actions on a sheet

From the Published Sheets screen, Jira administrators can perform the following actions on the sheets:

Search for Sheets

The Select Sheet drop down allows a user to search for sheets by name and then jump to that sheet's listing by selecting it from the drop down. Additional filtering options are available by clicking on the Sheet Filters item next to the Select Sheet drop down:

Filters allow you to find sheets:

  • That were created during a specific date range
  • That are owned by a particular user
  • That were last updated during a specific date range
  • That have a particular update schedule

Fill in the values for any combination of filters and click Apply to show only the sheets that match your filter criteria. To remove filters and restore the complete list of sheets, click on the Remove Filters item at the end of the row.

Additional notes on filtering:

  • For date range filters, you may leave either the start date or end date blank. Leaving the start date blank will make the filter include all sheets with a date that falls on or before the end date. Leaving the end date blank will make the filter include all sheets with a date that falls on or after the start date.
  • For the Update Schedule filter, select None for sheets that do not have an update schedule set (manual update sheets). Leaving the selection empty ignores the sheet's update schedule when filtering.
  • To clear the Owner filter, place your cursor in the drop down and select the blank option.
  • If multiple filters have values provided, the filters are combined with AND logic.
  • When filters are applied, the Select Sheet drop down uses the same filter as the Published Sheets page.

View a Sheet

To view a sheet listed on the Published Sheets screen, simply click on the name of the sheet you want to view. The sheet will be displayed in a new window/tab in your web browser.

Change a Sheet's Owner

To change a sheet's Jira owner from the Published Sheets screen, click on the owner drop down and choose a new owner from the user picker. Changes to sheet owners take effect immediately. Note: This action is changing the Jira owner of the sheet, not the Google Account owner. This controls which user can see the sheet on the Export screen in the Update Existing Sheet drop down.

Change a Sheet's Update Schedule

To change a sheet's update schedule from the Published Sheets screen, select a new schedule option from the drop down in the Update Schedule column. Changes to sheet update schedules take effect immediately.

If a sheet is missing information necessary to determine or set it's update schedule, an information icon (

) will appear in this column instead of a drop down. In this situation the sheet may have to be recreated from the Export screen.

If a sheet's update schedule column shows an Error lozenge (

), your Google Service account may be hitting API quota limits. Please review our Google API Quota Limits page for more information and help with this issue.

Update a Sheet

Sometimes it is necessary to refresh all of the Jira issue data in a sheet. To do this from the Published Sheets screen, simply click the Actions button for the sheet you wish to update, then choose Update Now from the Actions menu. Updating all issue data in a sheet sometimes takes a while, so please be patient. Once the process is complete, a success dialog will appear on the screen, and the sheet's Last Updated column value will change to reflect the recent update.

Restore Default Sharing

When exports are first created, they are accessible by any user with a link to the sheet, or follow the add-on's Export Sharing Default setting. This sharing can be changed in Google Sheets but may accidentally be changed in such a way that users lose access to the sheet. If this happens, a Jira administrator can restore the default sharing setting from the Published Sheets screen. Simply click the Actions button for the sheet you wish to restore access to, then choose Restore Default Sharing from the Actions menu. Sharing settings will be restored to their configured default.

Delete a Sheet

Since a sheet may be stored in your Service Account's default location or not be easily accessible from Google Drive, the Published Sheets screen allows a Jira administrator to easily delete a sheet. Simply click the Actions button for the sheet you wish to remove, then choose Delete from the Actions menu, and confirm your request. Deleted sheets cannot be recovered, so be absolutely sure you want to delete the sheet before continuing.

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