Trying to limit the number of characters in a text field (single line) to 24

I am trying to create a custom Single Line Text Field for my JIRA instance that will only allow 24 characters to be entered.

Is there a way to do this?


Looking through documentation, I can't find one.

2 answers

You can use the "Validators" during a transition to check if the field follow a spefic format. 


I have field that should only be 8 OR 11  alphanumber digits long.   I want to keep users from submitting issues with wrong information.

On the workflow, click on the "create" transition line. 

Select "Validator" 

1.pngclick on "Add Validator" 

Select "Regular Expression Check" 

Select the field  want to validate

Enter the Expression


The expression that worked from my examples above is:  



Here some more information on Expressions:


1 votes

No, there is no way to do this without a bit of coding.  The short text fields are limited at about 250 characters (I apologise, I can't remember the exact number - I want to say 255, but I'm really not sure).

You would need a field with a different entry template, or some ugly javascript hack to do this.

I suspected as much, thanks Nic

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