Bulk rename of JIRA Custom Fields

We need to rename up to 100 JIRA Custom Fields in a simple and fast manner. Is there a groovy script or similar process that will allow us to prepare the rename and then run it in a single or small set of instructions.

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Timothy Chin Community Champion May 20, 2013

Not sure if the add-on supports that but you can do it at the database level.

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Excellent solution. I will just update the CFNAME in the CUSTOMFIELD table.

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In Oracle: UPDATE CUSTOMFIELD SET CFNAME = "New Field Name" WHERE ID=12345

OR

UPDATE CUSTOMFIELD SET CFNAME = "New Field Name" WHERE CFNAME = "Old Field Name"

Set up an SQL command file to execute as many of these as required.

Remember your filters:

SELECT ID,FILTERNAME from SEARCHREQUEST where UPPER(REQCONTENT) LIKE '%OLD FIELD NAME%'

This will list any filters that need updating once you have run the Custom Field Rename.

You may also want to check that none of your WORKFLOWS use the field name:

SELECT * FROM JIRAWORKFLOWS WHERE UPPER(DESCRIPTOR) like '%OLD FIELD NAME%'

There may also be some 3rd Party Plugins that use the CFNAME instead of the field ID. Set up searches of the PROPERTYENTRY, PROPERTYSTRING and PROPERTYText tables.

In all the above cases and because this "Answer" is about a Bulk Rename of Custom Fields, you can use the UNION command to string together your Search strings for each table and get your complete list of affected items.

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