We have discovered as we are migrating from V4.2 to V5.1 that the display of verbose custom field names use to text autowrap on the issue view display and now the fields are truncated to some length and "..." suffix is added.
We have yet to find a setting/control for this new undesirable "feature".
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Going through our issue description here, I understand that long custom fields name are truncated in the View Issue screen. Hence, we are looking for a possibility to increase custom fields name section, in order to accommodate the long field name. Can you kindly confirm if this is true?
Anyway if this is the case, at the moment I am yet to confirm on how we can achieve this. Hence, kindly allow me a bit time to look into the matter. I'll try to find any possible workaround for us, but it looks like customization may be required to achieve this. Since customization is not supported I may not be able to guarantee if I can provide a solution for this, but I'll try to look into it first.
I have now received the final comments from Atlassian:
I had a look further into this, yet I am unable to come up with the solution to increase the width of the Custom Field name section as well, I am deeply sorry about this.
Riada will start investigating if we could provide a solution for this to the market since we believe that visualising longer field names than 17 characters should be possible.
I'll keep you posted on our progress.
New answer from our friends at Atlassian:
Sorry for the delayed response here, as things were pretty tight on my side earlier today. Anyway, I did a quick check on the matter and found that the Issue View screen is only able to render custom fields name properly if they are less than 20 characters. Names that are more than 20 characters will be truncated in the screen.
Hence, I have raised an improvement request addressing the matter, and I suggest that it will be great if the field name are wrapped instead like in JIRA 5.0.x:
I hope that the details included in the improvement should described the behavior well, however feel free to add your comment there if you have any further feedback on the matter.
I am sorry again for not being able to further assist you on the matter. Anyway Tommy, I will proceed in closing this ticket now. Since we don't have the resolution Won't Fix here, I will close it as 'Confirmed Feature Request' instead. Feel free to reach out to us again should you have any further inquiry or problem.
Wish you have a pleasant day.
This is a partial solution, i.e., the cropping of custom fields, but does not address the button text.
We had a similar issue when we moved to 5.0.x with the side bar. Some of our group names were long and in 5.0.x this became an issue since they made the sidebar narrower. For the sidebar we fixed the issue by changing:
However now that we're on 5.2 I can't find where to make these changes, or where to fix the now broken custom_field lengths.
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