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Error after renaming a custom field Edited

Hi All,

I am experiencing the following issue - I wanted to replace a custom field with a new one. So what I did is renamed the existing one "XXX" to "OLD". And created new one called "XXX". Then removed "OLD" from all the screens. However, now that I open several screens, it does not let me proceed telling me that "XXX" is required and I need to select a value, although I have selected one. When I add "OLD" back to the screen, the issue disappears.

Any ideas how I can fix this? I read something about re-indexing but I don't seem to have this option in my Advanced Admin settings.

Thank you all in advance!


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It's because you have the field "OLD" flagged as mandatory.  Jira has no way of knowing you're intending to use XXX as a replacement for OLD, the two fields are separate entities.

As well as removing OLD from the screens, you'll need to amend the field configuration to make it optional (and maybe XXX mandatory?)

@Lubomira Nikolova what about Fields configuration? Is it possible that "OLD" field is marked as mandatory?

Hi All,

Neither the old one, nor the new one were configured as mandatory. On other screens, I am able to proceed without entering any values.


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Ok, then your workflow has a validator on it that is looking for the obsoleted field, probably finding it by id rather than name.

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