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JIRA adds commas to numeric value stored in Number field, like 1,234. For further reference see JIRAKB:JRA-7582.


Atlassian does not support customisations to Velocity templates or other JIRA files. For more information about Atlassian support, see Atlassian Support Offerings.

Deploying Velocity Templates without a Restart

In a development instance, you can play with picking up velocity file changes without a restart.
From <jira-install>/atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/

  1. Change class.resource.loader.cache from true to false
  2. Uncomment (remove the # sign from) #velocimacro.library.autoreload=true

Keep in mind that the next time you upgrade JIRA – or need a new installation for any reason – you will have to manually copy any changes you have made to the JSPs or tempates into the new installation of JIRA. If the JSPs or templates have changed in the newer version, you will have to port your customization into them.


This workaround will apply to all Security drop-down lists in the instance.

If you don't want commas to be added, edit /WEB-INF/classes/templates/plugins/fields/view/view-number.vm. Replace the following line:


Make sure to back up the velocity file before changing it. Keep in mind the notes from Modifying JIRA Templates and JSPs.



  1. Anonymous

    What is a columnType for integers with commas such as 1,000,000 when sorting because I'm having an issue to sort these types of data types. Please help!

  2. I have the same problem - commas are still showing up (using JIRA 5.1.8).  I need the commas removed from fields in the issue navigator for filter use.  I had to restart JIRA for the change to take effect.

  3. If you don't wan commas to be added,


    If you don't want commas to be added,