Customizing the Coverage Excel Export Template

Customization of the coverage export is available starting R4J 4.0.

Locating the coverage export template

  • Go to the following directory

    •  for a Jira Server environment:

    • for a Jira Data Center environment:

      <JIRA_SHARED_HOME>/data/ease.coverage.files/default.templates Sample directory: /mnt/efs/jirashared/data/ease.coverage.files/default.templates /<MOUNT>/<SHARED_DRIVE>/<JIRA_SHARED_HOME>/data/ease.coverage.files/default.templates
  • In the directory, you will find the coverage-template.xlsx. Modify this file to your desired output using the available Context Item Types

  • Save changes and Close file

This change does not require a Jira instance restart. After editing the template, you should be able to export from coverage view with it.

You can download the default coverage template below and put it on the directory stated previously: 

R4J Compatibility

Coverage Template


R4J Compatibility

Coverage Template


R4J 4.6 - latest


Selected display fields in coverage view are automatically included in the exported file.

R4J 4.2 - R4J 4.5

coverage-template.xlsx (Version 2)

Number of issues and coverage completeness values are included in the column headers of the exported file.

R4J 4.1.5 below

coverage-template.xlsx (Version 1)

First version.

Template Language

The template language elements in the Excel Template are declared through an opening [[ marker and a closing ]] marker.

Currently, the template language only supports the context item types as stated in the next section. 

Context Item Types

Context-items are evaluated and ultimately result in a text, boolean and number.



  • fromLevel : Index of column basis

  • labelName : Column name

  • linkTypes : Comma-delimited link types from filtered column

  • projects : Comma-delimited projects from filtered column

  • source : Value of issue filter used for column (Issue Types, Filter, JQL)



  • assignee : Name of Assignee

  • components : Comma-delimited list of Components

  • created : Create date

  • description : Description

  • displayFieldsRow : Values of the display fields selected in the coverage view

  • duedate : Due date

  • fixversions : Comma-delimited list of Fix Versions

  • labels : Comma-delimited list of Labels

  • linkedissues : Comma-delimited list of Link Issues

  • linkTypes : Comma-delimited list of Link Types

  • issuetype : Name of Issue Type

  • key : Issue Key

  • reporter : Name of Reporter

  • status : Name of Status

  • summary : Summary

  • priority : Name of Priority

  • resolution : Name of Resolution

  • url : Absolute URL to this JIRA issue

  • customfield_xxxxx : Value of custom field



  • issueSize: Number of issues in column

  • coverageDetail: Coverage completeness percentage


  • Custom field values supported are limited to the custom fields supported by the Display Fields in the Coverage View

  • Coverage percentage and number of issues not yet supported

  • Graphic elements are not yet supported

  • Wiki markup is not yet supported

  • Currently only supports single sheet template

  • Other JIRA entities not yet supported

  • Tree Folder not yet supported

  • Statements not yet supported