How to move values of an existing custom field to a new one

We have a custom field of time limited text (<256) . Now the requirement has been increased to text field (unlimited). I added the new field with the same name and now the users need to fill the additional data in the new field. I am looking for a way to move the existing data of the old custom field to the new one and remove the old custom field (limited text)

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Hi Nic,

I was able to do this using the built-in Scripts provided by the Script runner plugin. The option used is

Copy custom field values
Copy custom field values from one field to another in bulk, to support changing a field type without using SQL or restarting.

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You'll need to write some form of script to do this. Have you got the script runner plugin?

I didn't know there was one in there already :-)

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