How to increase the Jira search results limit on the issue navigator

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Platform notice: Server and Data Center only. This article only applies to Atlassian products on the Server and Data Center platforms.

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If your search matches a greater than 1000, navigating to the last page of results shows a message prompting the user to refine their search.

Using the Issue Navigator


Applies to any Jira on-premises instance.


In Jira, there is a default limit of 1000 rows set on the number of issues that can be returned in the Issue Navigator.  This is done to prevent unnecessary performance degradation.

This default is set in the Advanced Setting.

Follow the instructions in Configuring Advanced Settings to increase to your desired row limit.

Jira 5

In Jira 5, this parameter is controlled by and

Follow the instructions in Advanced JIRA Configuration. You will need to increase both and to the SAME value.

You will need to restart Jira for your changes to take effect.

Last modified on Oct 28, 2022

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