Configuring advanced settings

Configuring JIRA application options

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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:

  1. Choose > System
  2. Click the Advanced Settings button on the 'General Configuration' page.
  3. 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.

    Key configuration Configuring the number of files shown in the content of ZIP-format files on issues
    jira.clone.prefix 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

    This property limits the number of characters that can be entered into DescriptionEnvironments, 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.

  4. Click the Update button (which will appear in the Operations column on the right) to save the new value in the JIRA database.
    (info) Please Note: 
    • Any changes you make to these properties/keys become effective immediately.
    • Click the General Settings button to return to the General Configuration page.

Related information

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 file located in the JIRA application home directory, which you may want to edit. For details, please see Advanced JIRA configuration.

Last modified on Sep 4, 2017

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