How do I consolidate custom fields?

After importing a large number of projects from a redmine instance, I have multiple copies of custom fields that the importer created. Issues are each using only a single version of the field. How can I merge those fields together?

1 answer

1 accepted

A solution with some effort could be:

  • make a backup
  • choose one custom field to keep an delete the others including the projects they are used in
  • then rename the field to what it is called in the other project(s) and import them one by one


Project1 uses FieldA
Project2 uses Field_A

  • Backup and delete Field_A and Project2
  • Rename FieldA to Field_A and import Project2

This could be quite much work if there are many fields and projects involved :(

Or you could use Bob's answer from ;)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Join to answer
Community showcase
Sarah Schuster
Posted Jan 29, 2018 in Jira

What are common themes you've seen across successful & failed Jira Software implementations?

Hey everyone! My name is Sarah Schuster, and I'm a Customer Success Manager in Atlassian specializing in Jira Software Cloud. Over the next few weeks I will be posting discussion topics (8 total) to ...

3,147 views 13 19
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you
Atlassian Team Tour

Join us on the Team Tour

We're bringing product updates and pro tips on teamwork to ten cities around the world.

Save your spot