How to programatically export Jira issue to PDF?


For one of our customer, we need to implement a custom feature that will generate a PDF file from an issue, containing all fields set for this issue. The client would like to avoid custom plugin development and would rather work with groovy scripts.

The aim is to upload the generated PDF to a folder on a distant server, along with the issue’s attachments, if available.

Our client is using Jira Server 7.13.1 and Scriptrunner.

Is there a REST endpoint in the API or a java API designed to perform this operation? If not, is there a way to programatically export the issue in another format that can be converted to PDF later using the PDF velocity template of Jira?

Kind regards,

Hi @alexis.ramacciotti !
I suggest use lib itext.

It needed save as text PDF or enough as picture PDF?
In first case I think You could to parse XML. In second just try get picture from web page.

Thanks a lot, this is helpfull!

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Hi @alexis.ramacciotti i am facing problem to generate pdf file using itext lib. but while adding itext lib in pom.xml plugin works fine after import required package in my class after re running the plugin will get disabled.
dependency are:


and Import-Package

i don’t what mistake did, and in class i importer all itext package to generate padf file.
am ising jira 8.1.0 in development machine.

import com.itextpdf.text.BaseColor;
import com.itextpdf.text.Document;
import com.itextpdf.text.Font;
import com.itextpdf.text.Phrase;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPCell;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfPTable;
import com.itextpdf.text.pdf.PdfWriter;
if possible can you please share sample code.
Thanks in advance.