Find custom field with given ID


I created a staging server from a SQL dump of my production server. 

On staging server, I see this warning: 2014-10-02 15:10:32,641 http-bio-8080-exec-14 INFO avaishnav 910x56110x1 ksrama /rest/configuration-manager/1.0/snapshots [fields.layout.field.AbstractFieldLayoutManager] Field layout contains non-orderable field with id 'customfield_16550'.

How do I go about finding which custom field is that? 

When I go to a custom field's edit screen on production and change the ID in the URL to 16500; I get this error:

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Any idea how to go about fixing this? 

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This usually happens when you've installed a plugin that provides a custom field type, created a field of that type, then removed the plugin without deleting the field first.  JIRA has a reference to a field, but can't find the code to support it because you've removed it.

There's no easy fix.  Start with "select * from customfield where id = 16500" and see what that says, you should at least be able to work out what type of field it was.

Hey Nic, 

I found the field - it's from the com.tempoplugin.tempo-teams:team.customfield. 

I am looking in the default field configuration but I don't see this field. I don't know which field configuration is throwing this warning. I guess I will get in touch with the Tempo guys to figure out how to go about fixing this warning. 

Thank you Nic, that was very helpful - good first step. 

Ah. You may well need to re-install the plugin, delete the field and then remove the plugin. This is because JIRA can't get a handle on fields that it can't find the code for. Because there's no code, it doesn't know what to do with the field for a lot of things, including delete.

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