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List of Fields

Simply (?) trying to get a list of the fields we are using in JIRA so that I can develop a search of the "appropriate" fields.

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Some of the migration and housekeeping tools have some reporting on this, but if you've not got (or don't want to buy) one of them, then plain Jira has no direct way to do this.

There is a slogging way to do it - 

  1. Make sure you are using an account that can see every project (doesn't need edit, comment etc, just to be able to see the issues.  You may need to check security schemes as well, if you've used any)
  2. Make a list of all the custom fields you want to report on
  3. Make a simple filter and save it.  The JQL should be "field-name is not empty" (the field-name should be the first one on your list)
  4. Make a new dashboard with a single gadget:
    1. Filter statistic gadget
    2. You probably want to choose "project" as the statistic
    3. Your saved filter should be selected
    4. The other parameters are up to you
  5. Finally, open two windows or tabs, and plough through your list of fields, by repeating:
    1. Tab 1: Dashboard will give info on usage of the field named
    2. Tab 2: Is the filter definition page.  Once you've noted the info in Tab 1, edit the filter so it takes the next field name
    3. Tab 1: Refresh the page, and note the new info
    4. Tab 2: Edit the filter for the next field
    5. Repeat 3 and 4 until you've got a list of fields and usage data to work with
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Joe Pitt Community Leader Nov 30, 2021

If you're an admin you can look at the list of fields, but there isn't any why I'm aware of to export the list of just the ones you are actually using. Depending on how you've managed Jira, every custom fields should be used in at least one project. If that's true reviewing the system fields shouldn't take long. 

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