Remove Commas for Values held in Number Field Custom Field Type

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Jira adds commas to numeric value stored in Number field, like 1,234. For further reference see JRA-7582 - Getting issue details... STATUS .

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.

Disable commas for a single custom field

It's possible that you would like to disable the commas for a single custom field instead of multiple custom fields in this case, we can add the value to filter for this custom field specifically.

This will require you to identify the custom field ID by inspecting the URL while editing the custom field.

For example, let's assume that we are editing a custom field called "Phone Number" by going to the page ⚙ > Issues > Custom Fields and clicking on ... > Edit next to the field. If we check the URL of the landing page, we can see "id=XXXXX" at the end of it. The value after id= is the ID of the custom field (10900 in the example of screenshot below):

Using the example of custom field ID shown above, the file /WEB-INF/classes/templates/plugins/fields/view/view-number.vm will need to be edited as follows:

#if ($ == 'customfield_10900' && $value)
#elseif ($value)

It's possible add multiple custom fields by adding multiple elseif statements.

Last modified on Jul 2, 2022

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