JIRA DB Connector

Set-Up Instructions

Task 1 – Create a Database Collection in SearchBlox

After logging in to the Admin Console, select the Collections tab and click on Create a New Collection or "+" icon.

Next, Choose Database Collection as Collection Type.


Enter a unique name, choose access type, choose the language and click Save to create the collection. This will add a database collection to the SearchBlox server.

Task 2 – Database Collection Settings

Select database type as JIRA from the dropdown menu.
Enter the database URL string in the format as shown here:

jdbc:jira:[email protected];Password=password;Url=https://yoursite.atlassian.net;API Token=XXX;

Provide SQL Query to fetch the data from JIRA. The Query format is:
SELECT as uid , as title, as content FROM LIMIT 100


Configure SQL Query

Some of the commonly used tables and queries in JIRA are:

SELECT * FROM Projects

SELECT * FROM Comments


For more data tables that can be indexed from JIRA, use the following link:


If you have more than 100 entries in a table, specify the number of documents to be indexed by giving LIMIT value in the query. For example:

SELECT * FROM Account LIMIT 1000

Otherwise, a minimum of 50 rows will be indexed.

For API Token, login to JIRA Account. Go to Account Settings -> Security -> Create and Manage API Token -> Create API Token.

Save the settings.

Check the settings by clicking Test Database Collection. The database connection has to be successful for the indexing to work.

Task 3 – Schedule and Index

Schedule indexing from the Schedule tab or from Manage Collection page.

After reaching the maximum number of documents, if continuous indexing is not required, click stop.

Search results in faceted search is shown here:



Task 4 – Viewing Search Result in Kibana

Indexed content from JIRA can be visualized using Kibana.

The following example uses the maximum number of fields available in the data table account. The query to provide is


Steps in Kibana

1. Start Kibana
How to start Kibana Visualizations

2. Add the collection ID

3. After adding the index, you can view the fields mapped.

4. Create visualizations by following the steps listed in the reference link, provided in the preceding step one.

Sample visualization generated for JIRA data indexed in JIRA: