Ability to import/export multiple templates and views

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    MZ

    My company is using the Jira PDF View Plugin in a Jira company instance.

    Our general requirements are as follows:
    - Around 70 different pdfs to export (each consisting of one or more template files)
    - 3 different Jira environments (development, staging, production)

    Since copy-pasting all theses templates after their creation from one environment to another is quite time-consuming and also very error-prone, we were wondering if there is a way to automate the template creation in Jira?

    According to the Midori support there is not, but one can use database dumps to copy templates and views from one environment to another, once they have been created in the first environment.

    That helps a little. However, the creation of templates remains quite cumbersome - especially if you create the templates as part of a project under version control and in an external IDE, like we do. Given these conditions, we have to copy-paste every change from our project to Jira, which again is very error-prone.

    And if one were to create the templates directly in the PDF View Plugin, they would also miss out on advantages like syntax highlighting or code completion - apart from version control.

    My company therefore requests this feature for importing and exporting multiple templates and views at once. Given that, we could create or edit templates respectively views within our version-controlled project in our IDE and then import them in all Jira environments at once, removing the need for using above-mentioned database dumps. This would really be of great help to us. And we think that other Midori customers could benefit a lot from it, as well.

    As a suggestion for the feature implementation: It might use a zip-file, including all templates as .vm- respectively .groovy-files and all views as json-files.

     

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    Josh Simnitt

    I agree with most of what the person above wrote.  I would also mention that the JIRA PDF Views plugin is much harder to use than the Better Excel plugin for the mere fact that you can download the files with a click rather than copying and pasting as you need to do with the .vm and .groovy files.  I use both, so seeing one plugin from the same company with functionality the other one doesn't have it frustrating, because I know it can be better.  I would also like the ability to download *all* templates with one click, as a .zip file or something else, and also the ability to upload an entire folder of templates (.vm, .groovy or .xlsx /.xlsm files) with one click.  Maybe you can have it work like Windows does, to prompt for overwriting a file if it has the same name on upload.  

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