Overwrite "Default field configuration" using direct HTML links

josper04 March 7, 2022

Hi folks,

I set a default text in my "Descrpition" field using "Default field configuration".

Now, I want to overwrite this text using "Direct HTML links":
For example: http://jira.atlassian.com/secure/CreateIssueDetails!init.jspa?pid=10420&issuetype=3&description=my+new+text


But my direct link is not overwriting my default value.

Could you help me to fix it?

Thanks a lot,
J.

2 answers

0 votes
Hadad Avihay
I'm New Here
I'm New Here
Those new to the Atlassian Community have posted less than three times. Give them a warm welcome!
May 22, 2024

Hi @josper04, did you manage to solve this issue?

Does anybody have a solution for that?

0 votes
Trudy Claspill
Community Leader
Community Leader
Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
March 7, 2022

Are you basing this off an Atlassian document or some other posts that indicates this should be possible? If so, please share the link.

Are you using Jira Server/Data Center or Jira Cloud?

josper04 March 7, 2022

Hi Trudy, Thank you for reply
I dont have doc about that.
It was working in previous JIRA versions. But later a upgrade (to v8.20.2): it is not working from my end.
I am using Jira Server/Data Center.

Trudy Claspill
Community Leader
Community Leader
Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
March 7, 2022

Hello @josper04 

I found this post that seems like it relates to your experience:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-questions/HTML-in-custom-field-description/qaq-p/1330102

Per that post that functionality was disabled in 8.7.0 for security reasons, but could still be re-enabled.

josper04 March 7, 2022

Thanks for your help.
But it is not my issue. This option is enabled in my system and also this options is just to limited the HTML format (not plain-text).

To give you more context: 

If I remove the default text in the "Description" field (from Default field configuration).
I can add a text using a link similar to that:  http://jira.atlassian.com/secure/CreateIssueDetails!init.jspa?pid=10420&issuetype=3&description=my+new+text

But if I add a default field text from the configuration, thisone cant overwrite by a custom link.

Trudy Claspill
Community Leader
Community Leader
Community Leaders are connectors, ambassadors, and mentors. On the online community, they serve as thought leaders, product experts, and moderators.
March 7, 2022

Oh, I'm sorry, I think misunderstood your issue.

josper04 March 8, 2022

No problem, thank you for your time

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer