Added broken JavaScript to the description of the description field and cannot remove it

I was trying to add some custom JavaScript to the Description of the (built-in) description field for a custom field layout.


After I added it the field is no longer editable in the Configure Field Layout screen.


Also all fields below that in custom field layout or issue create do not display.


I have access to the db and box we have hosting JIRA but I cannot figure out where the data is stored. 


Any thoughts?


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Ah, another good reason not to inject javascript in Atlassian applications ;-)

You might try this:

Look at the line above the description in the list of fields.

Hover over the "edit" link, it should look something like:

https://yourjira/jira/secure/admin/EditFieldLayoutItem!default.jspa?atl_token=<some junk>&id=10100&position=5

Copy that link and then paste it into the browser, adding one to the number that is after position= (so in my example, you'd use position=6)

That should get you to the edit screen, so you can remove or correct the javascript!

YES - that worked thanks so much!



I would not usually add javascript to the description but I am trying to get some templates without buying another add-on :D

I don't mind it when it's the simple stuff, but I tend to come across a lot of broken installations where people simply shouldn't be using it.

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Try customfield table.

Description is a built in field (default to JIRA) and does not live in the customfield table

But it must be somewhere:) Unfortunately I am on holidays now and I do not have access to Jira database. It was just a guess.

jiraissue table? 

No, it is not there ;) You need to find a table with custom layouts I guess. Ok. Now I think I got it

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