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Move all JIRA associations from one user to another? Edited



I'm trying to move all jira associations from one user to another. I've followed a guide I found here:


Ran the following sql statements and checked that the database actually was updated:

update jiraissue set assignee='newuser' where assignee ='olduser';
update jiraissue set creator='newuser' where creator ='olduser';
update jiraissue set reporter='newuser' where reporter='olduser';
update jiraaction set author ='newuser' where author ='olduser';
update jiraaction set updateauthor ='newuser' where updateauthor ='olduser';


When logging into JIRA I can still se issues assigned to the old username. Is there any other tables and fields I should update aswell?

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Thomas Deiler Community Leader Jul 15, 2019

Dear @idarlund ,

first of all for the community - do not modify Jira's DB directly, until you know exactly what you do!

Have you shut down Jira before the DB update statements?

My recommended way to do:

  • Export DB dump
  • open XML in suitable editor (entities.xml)
  • search for the user and replace everywhere
  • re-import dump

But do this first on a test environment, until you are 100% sure it had no side effects.

So long


The better answer is for Atlassian to GET WITH IT and provide a simple and safe way to do this.  I mean, how many years has Jira been deployed?  But it's hard to keep up with stuff like this when you don't have a good software bug tracking system.

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