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Increase Summary character limit (Data Center)


I am sure this has been answered before but I can't find an aswer.


Can the system field "Summary" character length be increased?

I think that the default value is 255 and I would like to slightly increase it.


I am on Jira 8.20

2 answers

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Answer accepted

Hey @Andrea C 

**Modified Answer

jira.text.field.character.limit this property applies for fields like DescriptionEnvironments, Comments and text custom fields. 

But for summary we may not i guess.



Hi @Vishwas N M  and @Jack Brickey 

Thank you both for your replies.

You are both referring to the jira.text.field.character.limit field but that field (as far as I am aware) is not related to summary but only to Description, Environment, Comments and Text custom fields.

I guess that maybe is not possible to change the lenght.

@Andrea C 

I just checked once again and updated the answer please check. Inconvenience regretted :(

That's a shame. Thank you again @Vishwas N M 

Confirmed from this thread last comment. For Summary it is not possible unfortunately :(

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Jack Brickey Community Leader Jan 10, 2022

I am unsure if the following applies to Datacenter or not but give it a look - 

in cloud it is not as yet configurable - JRACLOUD-63007 

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