Put a prefix to a custom field value - how to?

Hi Everyone,

we have a text type custom field which has different values for each issues. We need to put a prefix for this values for each issues. So the bulk change doesn't work here because of the different values.

Is there a solution with we could execute this?


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You'll need to script an update to each and every text field.

Personally, I wouldn't bother.  A text field is supposed to be for free-text, and putting prefices in text feels like a bodge.  If you really need to classify stuff like that, you should almost certainly be using a new field for the prefix.

Could you explain the reason you think a prefix is the right thing to do?  Or the problem you're trying to solve with it at least?

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JIRA Command Line Interface (CLI) can help with this. You can use setFieldValue with the appendText parameter. Combine that with the runFromIssueList action with a JQL query to determine what issues need the field to be updated. Reference: How to use runFromIssueList

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