Confluence provides a macro "JIRA" to embed JIRA issues or filters into status reports, release notes, requirements or specifications. This macro links to one or more JIRA issues. Information about JIRA issues can be included into a Confluence page. Except the selection of the JIRA issue(s) you want to display the macro is not customizable. The information is always presented in the same way. When entering the Confluence page, the macro requests the information about the issues from the JIRA application. It is not possible to view previous statuses of the selected issues.
With catWorkX Issue Publisher for JIRA, you can automatically create and update Confluence pages that include current data of your JIRA issue(s). This allows you to generate project documentation, contracts, offers, invoices, "What's new" pages, e.g. automatically out of a JIRA application (JIRA Core, JIRA Software, JIRA Service Desk).
Any field values of a JIRA issue can be published to a Confluence page using catWorkX Issue Publisher for JIRA. This can be done automatically via a post-function during a transition, manually via a bulk operation in Issue Navigator or via an "Publish Issue" action in the issue view. To define the layout of a documentation, simply add the JIRA Field Value macro (provided by the free catWorkX Issue Publisher Macros for Confluence add-on) to a Confluence page. The macro is used as placeholder and you can configure what JIRA issue information should be inserted. Export the Confluence page in storage format and add the file as template in the Issue Publisher configuration in JIRA. The JIRA application replaces all placeholders for system and custom fields used in the template by the current field values in the moment when the documentation page is created.
The Issue Panel Macro is the second Confluence add-on that is provided by the free catWorkX Issue Publisher Macros for Confluence add-on. It allows catWorkX Issue Publisher to overwrite only parts of a Confluence page while the rest of the page content is not touched.
Using the page history of Confluence, you can access previous versions of the issue documentation to inform yourself about the issue's progress.
For issue publishing an application link between JIRA and Confluence is required. You also have to install the catWorkX Issue Publisher Macros for Confluence add-on on your Confluence server.