How do I edit closed issues?

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Symptoms

The Edit button is not available for closed issues as they cannot be edited by default.

Resolution

Closed issues can be edited if a JIRA administrator makes the following changes:

  1. Browse to the Workflow being used by the issue
  2. Click Edit
  3. In Diagram Mode, click on the "Closed" status and click on the Properties which appears in the popup window on the right
  4. Delete the jira.issue.editable Property Key to allow issues in this status to be edited


We advise against editing the Default workflow. You should create a copy of the workflow instead and then assign it to the relevant projects and/or workflow schemes.

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This will allow anyone with Edit Issue Permissions the ability to Edit Closed Issues in your Project(s)

Last modified on Aug 7, 2019

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