Bulk Delete/Remove Custom Field Values


ScriptRunner has ability to import custom field values in bulk (https://scriptrunner.adaptavist.com/4.3.6/jira/builtin-scripts.html#_bulk_import_custom_field_values) but I need to remove/delete all of the custom field values - any way to do this with ScriptRunner (maybe running script from Script Console)?

Thanks for help in advance!

2 answers

Any way of doing this that doesn't involve deleting field values one by one?

Have you found any solution for removing field values one by one?

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Gaston Valente Community Champion Jul 18, 2017


I'm sorry if i don't understand the question but what about a groovy scriptrunner script to do a jql query to obtain all issues with values at the particular field and then do and then set the value to null on this fields?

i think i have an snippet to do that


Is it not possible to do in simple Java and not in groovy?

Gaston Valente Community Champion Jul 18, 2017

Yes, of couse, but you need to create a custom service i think.

You need to download the sdk, create an skeleton of jira plugin, add your login and then install the plugin in your instance.

It's more work, the code should look very similar.


okay, i will try jql query to search the issues and the label with the values. Thanks for the help.

Gaston Valente Community Champion Jul 18, 2017

Here you can find great examples:


"Executing a Query"

package examples.docs
import com.atlassian.jira.component.ComponentAccessor
import com.atlassian.jira.issue.search.SearchProvider
import com.atlassian.jira.jql.parser.JqlQueryParser
import com.atlassian.jira.web.bean.PagerFilter

def jqlQueryParser = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(JqlQueryParser.class)
def searchProvider = ComponentAccessor.getComponent(SearchProvider.class)
def issueManager = ComponentAccessor.getIssueManager()
def user = ComponentAccessor.getJiraAuthenticationContext().getUser()

// edit this query to suit
def query = jqlQueryParser.parseQuery("project = JRA and assignee = currentUser()")
def results = searchProvider.search(query, user, PagerFilter.getUnlimitedFilter())

results.getIssues().each {documentIssue ->

// if you need a mutable issue you can do:
def issue = issueManager.getIssueObject(documentIssue.id)
// do something to the issue...


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