Editing subversion commits made to Jira

While doing subversion commit to Jira, wrongly typed the issue key. So now the commit made is appearing in wrong issue key. How to edit the commit already made to change the jira issue key,so as to link to the correct jira issue.

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Timothy Chin Community Champion May 21, 2013

This has nothing to do with the plugin.

You edit the SVN commit message itself and reindex JIRA to pickup the change.


Timothy's link to Stackoverflow gives the info on how to change the SVN commit message.

However, the normal SVN plugin re-index will not pick up the change in the commit messages. This is a long-standing bug that is logged as SVN-59:

JIRA doesn't pick up changes in edited logs

As described in the linked issue, the workaround is to:

...periodically delete the Subversion indexes, and let the update service recreate them.

ie: the entire contents of:


On my system I handle this deletion via a daily cron & it works fine... but it means that the changes to commit logs are never visible within JIRA until the next day.

Subversion plus:


supports it without deleteing the indexed data.

Open the database console and insert the issue key and the revison number in the CACHE.KEYS table and it will be immediatelly displayed on JIRA. You can also run a batch process to do that.

Hope this helps.

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