Move values in few custom fields to a new custom field or a system field.


We currently have few custom fields which we want to remove eventually. So, before we remove them we want to move the data in these custom fields to a new custom field or any system field like Description.

If below are the custom fields -

Source Server = ABC

Target Server = XYZ

I want the below change -

Description = Source Server = ABC

                       Target Server = XYZ

So, I want the custom field names and their values appearing in the Description field or any other custom field say Service Request Details. 

We have 300+ issues in a project and we want to make this change to the existing issues. I have weighed options to create a post-function but I believe it works only with new issues created. Also, an export and import but we have to make modifications in the spreadsheet I believe. Also, doing an export and import will change the issue numbers right? 

Please let me know the best way to do this.

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Alexey Matveev Community Champion Jan 22, 2018

You would need an add-on for it like Power Scripts or Adaptivist ScriptRunner. 

If you have Power Scripts add-on then your post-function would look like this

description = "Source Server = " + #{Source Server} + "Target Server = " + #{Target Server}

You could also write a job based on the script above and run it for the old issues.

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