What can I do to use LONG links in Confluence?

Hey guys,

I have a question regarding Confluence @4.2 about long links. This problem happened way long back. When I try to insert a link in any page, when it is probably over 255 characters, the link is lost when saving the page.

This long link problem happened to JIRA as well when using a custom field, but is possible to fix by changing the size of the field from the database.

For Confluence, i really don't know what the workaround is, because the URL is added via Link > Web Link. But when I preview/save, the link is there, but not clickable. When going back to Edit mode, clicking the link and Go to Link works.

My current workaround is to use TinyURL or Google Link shortener.

Help. Thanks.

1 answer

1 accepted

This widget could not be displayed.

Update/expand the database schema for the custom field to have varchar or whatever type that is larger than 255 characters.

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Posted Monday in Confluence

Why start from scratch? Introducing four new templates for Confluence Cloud

Hi my Community friends!  For those who don't know me, I'm a product marketer on the Confluence Cloud team - nice to meet you! For those of you who do, you know that I've been all up in your Co...

405 views 4 6
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you