delete custom field

Hi, I want to delete one of the custom field but i want to know the following:

- what will happen to the data available

- can i backup the data before deleting the field

- after deletetion can i create another field and copy the data over to the new one


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Renjith Pillai Community Champion Jan 19, 2013

Create the new custom field, copy the data for all issues using Bob's CLI to the new field. Delete off the old field.

Hi Renjith,

Whats Bob's CLI, is it a plugin or software i need to download?


It is possible to delete custom fields. This has been discussed in answers before. Have a look at the link and the response from Nic and Eva,



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what does the integrity checker say?

Hi Fayal, if you look at my request...only wanted to know what happens to data when u delete custom field and how can i backup before deletion?

Hi Faysal, if look at my request..i only wanted to know what happens data when u delete a custom field and how can i copy or back it up?

oh my bad. you're completely right.

sorry for that :)

i don't know jira ondemand but there are plugins that allow you to copy values from one field to another...

Before deleting custom fields you can review their values using Custom Fields Usage plugin

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