When a Jira issue's Summary or Description contains an emoji, an error will trigger and the issue will not be created. This happens when issues are being created from the Salesforce environment containing the emojis to the Jira issue.


  • Jira version 8.20 or prior

  • MySQL database 5.5.3 or prior

Diagnostics Steps

  1. Create a Jira issue with an emoji in the Description/Summary field.

  2. Creation will fail, create a support zip file for this.

  3. Check the zip file for an error similar to the following:

Incorrect string value: '\xF0\x9F\x98\x8A\x0D\x0A...' for column 'DESCRIPTION' at row 1


This issue is related to an existing bug regarding MySQL 5.5.3 or prior which does not support 4 byte UTF8 characters. There's a reference to this in the following Atlassian ticket:


Upgrade the MySQL version as mentioned in the knowledge base here.


Not applicable.