Can I exclude a project from the jira search results?

I was thinking of filling up a Jira project with all of our old Feature Requests from our legacy CRM system. I was thinking along the lines of using the Jira Python library to create all the issues. I've played with that before and don't see that as a big problem.

But I don't want all these ancient cases polluting our search indexes and results. I'm wondering if there is any config to exclude a certain project from the main engine and only make it available if you tick a box somewhere to "search the obscure stuff"

thanks for any ideas

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Hi Gareth,

It sounds like this document will be of interest to you because it contains strategies for archiving projects and either leaving them searchable or not as you desire:

All the best,

I Gareth,

You could just set the permissions on that project for user of a certaing group, and only users in that group view results from that project.

I don't know if it solves completly your probem.


thanks for replying, yes I thought of that as well.

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