Bulk Edit issues for project - need to add "Log Work" field to 700+ issues Edited


We have enabled Jira's "Time Tracking Feature" and have added it to the project that needs it.  Is there a way to bulk edit a project's issues to include the "Log Work" field (even though Log Work is not a searchable field)? 

There are over 700+ issues that need to be edited for our one project.

When Log Work is enabled, 3 fields become available, yet those fields aren't available when you search for them:

  • Time Spent:
  • Date Started:
  • Remaining Estimate:

To confirm, we can individually add "Log Work" on a ticket-per-ticket basis, but it is too manual of a process.

Alternatively, does anyone know how to search for these "sub-fields" i.e. time spent, date started, remaining estimate if I wish to build a report?

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Currently on Jira Server v7.2.4

Thank you


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