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How do I bulk change Original Estimate?

I'm using Jira cloud. I recently created a Post Function that sets the value of Original Estimate = 0 for all new issues when they are created. Now I need to bulk change the value of existing issues from NULL to 0. 

The only estimate-related field that shows up when I select 'Edit Issues' is 'Change Time estimated (in hours)' which is an entirely different field. 

Is there some way to bulk change the Original Estimate value?



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Hey @Sheri ,

Currently JIRA does not allow you to bulk edit time estimate fields. But there is a feature request you can vote for at


This can be done using the External System Import (CSV).......

Once you will try this 

Step 1: Query the issues you want to edit in Issue Navigator

Step 2: Export by CSV

Step 3: Edit Original Estimate

Step 4: Import issues



Thank you @PVS  for the help!


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