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Migrate field content to another field

Hello everyone, 

I've been struggling with configuring each issue type "field configurations", so I used the field [Description] to contain my User Story headline. 


Now I that I figured out how everything goes, I created another custom field with label [User Story] and I hid the [Description] field from the Story issue type. 

My problem is that now I want to migrate the content of [Description] field for all previously created story issues - to the new custom field [User Story].

Is there a way to do this action in bulk? 

Thanks for your help in advance :)

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Hi @Bassant Gamal and welcome to the Community!

Probably the best way to do this in bulk, would be exporting your issue key and description to a csv file and then re-importing that same file again, mapping the description to your new custom field. For more details on importing data from csv, see this support article.

On a side note, description is a system field in Jira and - in general - perfectly suitable for describing your story. It is considered best practice to use existing fields where possible, rather than creating additional custom fields for every slightly different variation of a same concept. You have the risk of ending up with all kinds of different fields in your configuration that basically are all doing the same thing. Don't get me wrong - you can perfectly do what you are doing, but it may not be really necessary or scalable in the long run.

Hope this helps!

Yes very clear, Thanks alot @Walter Buggenhout _ACA IT_


Regarding the description field - As jira admin, can I change its name?

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