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Bulk Change Description Field


I am trying to Bulk Change the Description of 90 tickets however " Description" field does not show up at "Choose Operation : Edit Issues" . I checked the Edit Screen Scheme and it is there. What am I missing? 

For some reason all the custom fields which are not being used by this project show up.  



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Mohamed Riza Atlassian Team Sep 24, 2018

Hi @Elif Alverson

It is currently not possible to bulk edit the description of issues in Jira. The following feature request was created to address this: You may vote on the feature request. 

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Dave Liao Community Leader Jan 08, 2021

One workaround is to use the CSV bulk import to mass define Description across many issues.

There's at least two disadvantages to this approach:

  • you need Global Admin Permissions to perform this import
  • this only mass sets the Description value, not append

Can we make a bulk change to Summary field Empty as well

Dave Liao Community Leader Jan 15, 2021

@thejeswarareddy_r - the Summary field can't be blank.

However, if you want to bulk edit a bunch of issues to have the same Summary, you can use the CSV method to do this.

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