The Qlik JIRA connector lets you bring data about your projects and issues from JIRA, inside your apps.

Note: The built-in web connectors are only available on SaaS editions of Qlik Sense.

Ways to access your data

To access your JIRA data, you need to authenticate the connector with your JIRA account credentials. After you create a connection and select JIRA as your data source, you are asked to log in with your credentials.

Creating a connection and selecting data

Warning: The JIRA API does not support authentication with credentials using non-ASCII characters. If your credentials use non-ASCII characters you will not be able to authenticate the connector.

Loading data from tables

After you authenticate the connector with your account credentials, you can use the following tables to select and load data: 

Table Description
Projects Use this to get a list of projects visible to the authenticated user.
Issues Use this to get all the issues for a specific project.
Comments Use this to get all comments made for an issue.
History Use this to get the history of an issue.

To select and load data from a table, enter the required table parameters and click Preview data. Required parameters are marked with an asterisk (*). The table fields are displayed under the Data preview tab. You can select fields individually by selecting the box beside each field name. Select Insert script after you have made your selection.

Creating a connection and selecting data

Working with the JIRA API quota limits

The Qlik Web Connectors use the JIRA API to extract data from JIRA and load it into your Qlik Sense app. While reloading your JIRA-based app, you might receive an error message that the connector has reached the JIRA API rate limit and that all subsequent API calls will fail until the connector falls back under the throttling limit. If you receive this error message, then you have exceeded one of the API rate limits.

Reference - JIRA API documentation

You can refer to the JIRA API documentation to learn more about the requirements and restrictions imposed by the JIRA API.


You receive an error message that you have reached the API rate limit

Possible cause

You have exceeded the API limits that are imposed by the JIRA API.

Proposed action

To reduce the impact of reaching API rate limits, develop your app with the following in mind:

  • Extract only the data you need.
  • Reload one JIRA-based application at a time.
  • Ensure that loops in your script that make API calls do not result in infinite loops.

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