Configuring advanced settings
JIRA has a small number of commonly edited advanced configuration options, which are stored in the JIRA database. These options can be accessed and edited from the Advanced Settings page. You must be a JIRA System Administrator to do this.
Editing JIRA's advanced settings
To access and edit options on the 'Advanced Settings' page:
- Choose > System.
- Click the Advanced Settings button on the 'General Configuration' page.
Edit the value of a Key by clicking its value on the right of the page and modifying the existing value.
The table below has extended information on some of the Key values.KeyKey configuration
Configuring the number of files shown in the content of ZIP-format files on issues Configuring the cloned issue summary field prefix
Configuring date picker formats jira.issue.actions.order Changing the default order for comments from ascending to descending jira.projectkey.pattern Changing the Project Key Format jira.table.cols.subtasks Configuring sub-task fields displayed on parent issues jira.view.issue.links.sort.order Configuring the order of linked issues displayed on the 'view issue' page jira.text.field.character.limit
This property limits the number of characters that can be entered into Description, Environments, Comments and text custom fields. The maximum is 2147483647. A value of 0 means unlimited characters.
jira.newsletter.tip.delay.days The number of days before a prompt to sign up to the JIRA applications insiders newsletter is shown. A value of -1 disables this functionality. jira.bulk.create.max.issues.per.import This property allows you to set the maximum number of issues a user can import via CSV at one time. The maximum is 2147483647. Entering a value of 0 will disable the importer for users.
- Click the Update button (which will appear in the Operations column on the right) to save the new value in the JIRA database.
- Any changes you make to these properties/keys become effective immediately.
- Click the General Settings button to return to the General Configuration page.
There are a handful of other advanced configuration options (which are of little interest to most JIRA system administrators) whose default values can be customized in the
jira-config.properties file located in the JIRA application home directory, which you may want to edit. For details, please see Advanced JIRA configuration.
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