Editing an issue key

Is it possible to edit an issue's key after it has been created? I see where you can specify an issue key upon import, but no ability to update it once it is in JIRA.

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No, you cannot edit it. You can change it via DB, but I really would advise against it.

You can change the project key doing what's explained here:


As @Radu said making changes via DB it's not recommended.

That's why @Radu wrote that answer. I was just giving another possibility.

I would not want to change the project key, only an issue key.

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