custom field deactivate / disable value

I have created a custom field with a Select List (single choice) . I inserted some options for this Select List.

All options which exist are used in different issues. Now one or more options of this listbox are not longer valid.

This means I want to avoid that the user can select these options . But I don't want to delete them (because in this case the options are deleted from the issues).

So my problem is:

  • I want to "hold" the selected options of this Select List in the existing issues.
  • I want to avoid to select in future some options .

I cannot deactivate this Select List because there exist still also valid options which the user should be able to select.

  • Does anybody has a solution for this problem?
  • Does there exists any plugin for my problem?
  • Or can I disable any values of a listbox but not all?

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Disable the options in the select list. 

Go to admin -> custom fields, find the field, click configuration to get to the list of options.  Next to each option, you have actions - delete, rename and disable.

Disabled options can not be selected, but remain on existing issues, and can still be searched/reported.

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