How do I change the “Read-only Text Field” field to be editable text field in JIRA?

HI,

I am currently using a “Read-only Text Field” for my project. My team is requesting to change that field to be editable, so that they can able to update that field as required.

<input type="radio" name="fieldType" value="com.atlassian.jira.plugin.system.customfieldtypes:readonlyfield"/>Read-only Text Field

A read-only text label. Only possible to create values programmatically (Used internally for imports from Mantis). Maximum of 255 characters.

How do I change the “Read-only Text Field” field to be editable text field in JIRA?

Field Type: Read-only Text Field

Field Size: Maximum of 255 characters.

Is it possible? If so, could you please provide some instructions.

JIRA Version: 5.2.9

Thanks

Ganga S

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You could also change the field type in the database. Risky though - you can render a Jira system unusable if you do this.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA/Changing+Custom+Field+Types

Thanks Nic.

I have done safely to the field type changes in the database. Its resolved my problem..

Ganga S

I assume this is a built-in custom field and not one that you've written yourself?

I'd look at the script runner plugin. There is a built-in script to copy custom fields. In saying this you'll need a new custom field as custom fields can't change types. You'll need to do a migration of sorts.

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