JIRA 3.1 Release Notes

JIRA 3.1 Release Notes

Following JIRA 3.0.3, Atlassian is proud to release the latest version of JIRA in Standard, Professional and Enterprise editions - JIRA 3.1 (download).

In the tradition of frequent, worthwhile upgrades, JIRA 3.1 includes over 80 bug fixes, improvements and new features. See the JIRA 3.0 Upgrade Notes before upgrading.


  1. New Features
  2. Improvements
  3. Bug Fixes
  4. Editions

New Features

CSV Importer Wizard

The CSV importer, new in JIRA 3.1, allows you to import issues from any comma-separated file. JIRA's fully configurable wizard will step you through the process of converting your import file into JIRA issues.

The wizard provides the following features:

  • Automatic creation of missing users, versions and components
  • Easy creation of resolutions, priorities and issue types.
  • Creation of custom fields on the fly
  • Simple mapping of issue values to values in JIRA

Webwork Plugin Type

JIRA 3 plugins allow developers to extend JIRA in many different ways - with new reports, custom fields, workflow conditions and more. JIRA 3.1 gives developers even more power with the webwork plugin type: enabling plugin creators to integrate their own actions right into JIRA's web framework.

Add Comment on 'View Issue' field

A much-requested feature, you can now see what you are commenting on! The comment panel is now displayed in the same page as the issue details, so you don't have to switch between comment and issue to remember what you're talking about.

Workflow Action Keyboard Shortcuts

For the power-user or just the impatient, alt-1 to alt-9 (ctrl-1 to ctrl-9 on OS X) will execute the corresponding workflow action for an issue.


RPC / SOAP Improvements
The RPC/SOAP integration with JIRA has been improved to include new types (e.g. RemoteGroup, RemoteUser, RemotePermission, etc.) and new services (e.g. IssueService. ProjectService, UserService, etc.). A full list of the new features is available here.

Improved Performance

JIRA 3.1 includes a number of performance improvements. Most notably, the data import process has been revised - now requiring less memory with the process completing in less time. The import process should also handle invalid characters encountered in the XML. A number of reports regarding slow responses from JIRA while editing workflows have also been addressed.

Assign Issues by Mail

The 'Create Issue Handler' can be configured so that issues created via email are automatically assigned to the user listed in the email's 'CC:' field.

Internet Explorer UI Compatibility

This release contains many fixes addressing issues with Internet Explorer UI incompatibilities. All pages should appear identically - whether viewed in IE or Firefox or Safari or ...

Notable Bug Fixes

JIRA 3.1 includes over 70 Bug Fixes.

type key summary assignee reporter priority status resolution created updated due

Data cannot be retrieved due to an unexpected error.

View these issues in JIRA

Notable Bug Additions

The following bugs have been reported so far, and will be fixed in 3.1.1:

type key summary priority status resolution

Unable to locate JIRA server for this macro. It may be due to Application Link configuration.


Standard? Professional? Enterprise? Which edition is for you?

In order to provide you with greater choice, JIRA is offered in a number of editions - with different feature sets and capaibilities available in each edition.

Check out the feature comparison at:


or download an evaluation to determine which edition best addresses your requirements.

Last modified on Dec 4, 2007

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