JIRA "Preformatted" style not working when trying to format JSON data Edited

I wanted to use the Preformatted style in the comment section to apply to a JSON code.

Note: JIRA is adding the double braces when trying to apply "Preformatted" style.

{{

{

  "id": "test",

  "key": "testkey"

}

}}


But doesn't work, just shows the double curly braces.  So I thought maybe it's having problems escaping the curly brace from the JSON data, so tried to surround it first with "_", like:

{{

_{

  "id": "test",

  "key": "testkey"

}_

}}

Not working too.  Also, it seems to be removing the newline chars within the the json data so the whole thing comes out in a single line.

3 answers

I found that this works:

 

{noformat}

your JSON code here

{noformat}

Thanks, that indeed works though I don't see that option from the toolbar!

Also, just realized the {code} ... {code} block is much better.

{code}

{
  id: 111,
  key: "abc",
  isOk: true
}


{code}

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Warren Levy Community Champion Aug 15, 2017

Hi Aris

There are some good JSON validators / formatters available online, which I use. I put your JSON in to one and it wasn't happy. Removed 2 braces at the beginning and 2 at the end and it was happy e.g.

{
"id": "test",

"key": "testkey"
}

Does it matter that the JSON all shows on one line? It doesn't in the formatter, but JSON is only used as a method of transferring data, so it shouldn't matter how it looks

Thank you for your reply but...

My query is about how to keep the JSON formatting in the Comments section of JIRA, using the Preformatted style, where it encloses the block with double braces.  If it's not formatted properly, it's impossible to read it without formatting the text in another editor.

Let me add more clarity.  This question has nothing to do with JSON formatting.

The real question is about text formatting just like the <pre> html tag.

As indicated in the 3rd answer, you can use {code} or {noformat}.

You can use these tools to do that

Similar to previous reply, so I rephrased the title and the problem description a bit.

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