Single select custom field with options that cannot be selected

Hi all,

May sound like a strange question, but let me explain.    I have come into a place where their whole JIRA instance was a mess.    I am completely redesigning the whole thing.  

There are custom fields that have a set of choices.  Say FieldA has A, B, C, or D.  I want to transfer this to the redesign with options A or D only.  However, I want to keep B and C as to not lose information, but I do not want people in the new flow to be able to select B or C.  So I was a select list that only shows A or D as choices when new issues are created but allows for B and C to be transferred when I migrate the old issue across.

Any and all thoughts appreciated,

Robert

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Go to the custom field list of options and disable B and C.  Your users won't be able to add them, but they'll still appear in searches.  (Note that this is only possible from JIRA 4.something upwards)

I knew I saw disable somewhere, but could not find it.  Thanks!  (And that one was fairly obvious, feeling a little embarrassed) 

It's well buried, but in the right place I think - the same place you'd instinctively get to when trying to delete or rename.

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