Jira Software 8.17.x upgrade notes
Here are some important notes on upgrading to Jira Software 8.17.
Here's some important information you should know about:
Excluding custom fields from data pipeline exports
User-generated custom fields and fields provided by apps are now included in the data pipeline export by default. If you want to exclude custom field data, set the
data.pipeline.feature.jira.all.exportable.custom.fields.disabled dark feature flag.
Connecting Jira to Microsoft SQL Server 2019
You can now use Microsoft SQL Server 2019 as your database. For more info on how to connect Jira to this database, see Connecting Jira application to SQL Server 2019.
Removing obsolete JIM importers
We’ve removed obsolete importers deprecated in Jira 8.4, and they are no longer available. From now on, you can only use the CSV and JSON importers. Importers provided by 3rd party app aren’t affected by this change.
- Microsoft TFS
- Pivotal Tracker
- FogBugz On Demand
End of support announcements
Here are the changes to supported platforms in this version:
- Deprecating PostgreSQL 9.6: We're deprecating PostgreSQL 9.6, and plan to remove it in Jira Service Management 4.19.
Deprecating Microsoft Edge Legacy: After introducing support for Microsoft Edge (Chromium), we’re deprecating Microsoft Edge Legacy, but you can still use it with this version.
For the list of supported platforms, see Supported platforms.
See Preparing for Jira 8.17 for any important changes regarding apps.
Upgrading from a Jira version 8.x.x?
- See Upgrading Jira applications for complete upgrade procedures, including all available upgrade methods and pre-upgrade steps.
- For a more tailored upgrade, go to Jira administration > Applications > Plan your upgrade. We’ll recommend a version to upgrade to, run pre-upgrade checks, and provide you with a custom upgrade guide with step-by-step instructions.