# About sheets
# What are sheets?
You have likely come across spreadsheets and similar table views in products like Microsoft Excel, Google Sheets, Airtable, Smartsheet, and others. In summary, JXL is the power of Jira blended with the simplicity and usability of this spreadsheet concept. It allows you to effortlessly view and inline edit all your Jira Issues in one place.
Think of a Sheet in Jira as an entity similar to a Board (i.e. Scrum and Kanban views in Jira Software), a Queue (Jira Service Management), or a Filter. A Sheet has a configurable scope, which determines the Issues it lists. It can be further configured with regard to its content and appearance, e.g. which table columns (Jira Fields and other data) it shows in what order, its title, etc.
After installing the JXL Jira app, you will notice a
Sheets not in Jira navigation?
The Sheets item in the navigation is only visible if you have been granted the JXL: View sheets Permission, which should happen for all Users by default. Sometimes something goes wrong on the Jira side when registering the Global permissions during the installation of the JXL app.
Make sure you and all other relevant Users in your Jira site have this Permission, and ideally also the other two JXL Permissions JXL: Edit sheets and JXL: Make bulk changes in sheets.
# Navigating sheets
To switch from the Sheet you are currently looking at to a new Sheet, open the sheets menu by clicking on the Sheets
Sheets are saved in Projects. I.e. if a Sheet is located in "Project A", you won’t be able to open it from the Sheets menu in "Project B". First, go to "Project A" using the Projects
Can't find Sheets in Jira Work Management?
Atlassian decided to design the Jira Work Management navigation conceptually entirely differently from all other navigation experiences, which is a common source of confusion. Instead of in the sidebar, you will find the Sheets item in the Apps
# Sheets directory
You can also find all your recently used Sheets in the sheets directory.
In JXL for Jira Cloud, open the Apps
In JXL for Jira Data Center and Server, open the Sheets menu in the Jira navigation header bar and choose View all sheets.
# Themes v2.7.0
There are three different themes available. In JXL for Jira Cloud the theme is inherited from your Jira
- Same as system
- Original light theme
- Light theme
- Dark theme