How to get a list of all JIRA fields?


I develop an importer from another bug-tracking system. However, this other system has a lot of different custom fields and I want to let the users decide how to map their fields, to the existing JIRA fields, instead of writting a lot of special cases... How can I do that?



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use the following api to get all the fields

I've got all available fields by:


If you want to get a list of all custom fields defined in JIRA use CustomFieldManager.getCustomFieldObjects. Check also other methods there.

That way I can get only the custom fields, right? I need all Issue fields.

did you tried with my answer?

Yes, but I didn't succeed. I don't know where to call that function.

If your importer is an application outside of Jira, you can use Jira's REST API ( to get all the custom fields for an issue. Then once you have the mapping figured out, you can also use the REST api to create issues and set custom field values.

My plugin is a part of your JIRA importer plugin and I need all of the standard fields as well as the custom ones. Some of the fields from Savannah could be mapped to standard JIRA fields. No need to create custom fields in that case, right?

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