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Reindex Field Descriptions from Scriptrunner Console (or other means)

I have a single Jira server  instance that takes hours normally to reindex. This system is critical, and regular downtime/degradation from re-indexing is not acceptable.

Is there a way from the script console (or another way) to re-index ONLY the field descriptions without locking the database? It seems editing these often times requires a re-index and we are at a point in time where many changes are needed to be updated in an expeditious manner.

We are working with hundreds of custom fields.


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I think we need to understand if you mean "The system field called Description" or "The descriptions of fields"  (If it is the second, then indexing is not a problem, we need to look at something else)

Apologize for my lack of clarity.

Descriptions of fields.

I was noticing quite a delay when updating these fields during higher instance use. I didn't know if there was method to force sync the data. I'm working after hours now and the update time seems much faster.


The description of a field is not part of the Jira index, and is trivial when looking at performance, it's just served up as part of any view of an issue.

I think you need to look elsewhere if you are having performance problems.

Thanks I will do that.

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This was a case of user error.

A complexity in our environment where you are pre-populating data used in the creation of another issuetype which is opened with the data and the original data is cleared in a post function. I was editing the field configuration for issuetype B, when in fact the data was being entered on issuetype A to be transferred to B.

Long story short, my mistake. Thanks Nic again for the answer.

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