Is there a way to increase the char limit for JIRA Summary’s Description field?

The current JIRA Summary field for issues, has a 4000 char limit for its ‘Description’ field.

Is there a way to increase the char limit for Summary’s Description field? We are interested in adding a javascript to this field, but cannot proceed due to this limit.

Changing the data type for any field in JIRA (in the database), only affects the new fields that are created and not the existing ones.

So, just changing the data type for this field does not increase the size of this existing field.

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if you want to increse char limit to add javascript only then the best way to load javascript is webresource

check this to know about webreource module

https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Web+Resource+Plugin+Module

What I actually want is a listener script for the summary field. It would auto-suggest options as the user is typing.

Can the webresource module act as a listener for a field on a page?

Mizan Community Champion Sep 03, 2013

there is a plugin available for this .. suggestimate . There is also a Groovy script solution available (will need to google it) .

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Mizan Community Champion Sep 03, 2013

You can store the javascript on the server and specify the path in the description

eg:<script type="text/javascript" src="path_to_js_file"></script>

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