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Impact of changing project key?

While we are trying to change the project key I am getting the attached error.

Please let me know the consequences.

4 answers

2 votes

Hi @Teja Bhaghavathi ,

when you change a project key, JIRA will maintain the old project key and the new one. It means that users can access issues within the old and the new key in the same way.

Moreover, all existing links, filters and so on will be not impacted by this change.

A reindexing is needed to keep up to date indexes based on the new key.

Hope this helps,


1 vote
Mikael Sandberg Community Leader Jun 03, 2022

That is just a warning that external integrations may not function after the renaming. There are no consequences within Jira, since it redirect any links to the old project key to the new one. 

There is not any impact on the functionality. The only thing to keep in mind is that you can not use anymore the old key as jira keeps in the databases for compatibility.

Best regards,

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