We had a few custom plugins (on jira) developed by our developers for versions 3.13. These custom plugins created custom fields on the system and functioned by looking up those custom field.
Now we want to discard these custom field as we are upgrading to higher versions. Now if i simply remove the .jar file from the installed-plugins folder then the start-up will throw errors.
What is the best process to uninstall custom plugins which has custom fields associated with them?
Delete the custom fields, then remove the .jar files.
If you need to retain the data in them, then your job becomes a lot more complex. I'd actually cheat and either hack the database to swap them to another custom field type (very risky, not for the faint-hearted or inexperienced) or write read-only fields with the same named classes to replace the custom fields you're removing.
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