I have to add values massively to a custom field

Santino Lucca Castrataro February 29, 2024

Hi! How are you?

I need help on something, I need to create a custom field (a single choice one) and I already have all the values that I need on an excel, but they are a lot. I already have them too in another field (plain text field) in all the issues in my projects.

Do you know what can I do to import all those values into the field? As I said, I have those values on the issues or in an excel.

What do you recommend for me to do?

Thanks!

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Trudy Claspill
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February 29, 2024

Hello @Santino Lucca Castrataro 

First, is this a global custom field that could be used in Company Managed or Team Managed projects, or are you trying to create a custom field for just a Team Managed project?

Second, how many values is "a lot"? More than 50? More than 100?

I ask those questions because:

  1. There is a limit in Team Managed project custom fields as to how many entries you can have in a Dropdown custom field.
  2. A selection list that has "a lot" of entries can be difficult for end users to actually use, and so another solution might be advisable.

A solution for adding values to a Selection List field by using CSV import is described in the answer on this post:

https://community.atlassian.com/t5/Jira-Software-questions/how-to-import-values-for-dropdown-field/qaq-p/2216640

Santino Lucca Castrataro February 29, 2024

Nice! It´s actually a company managed project and the "a lot" means all the cities in a country. So I actually can´t remove any of those and users are not using it, it´s just for them to use it as filtres. 

I will use the link that you send me to make the import.

Thanks!

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