how can I find the customFieldId for "parent"?

Geneviève Carton de Wiart December 4, 2023

I can get the id of the epic ink field customFieldId=10008 via 

https://marlincore.atlassian.net/secure/admin/ViewCustomFields.jspa?page=1

then selecting epic link and the url shows

https://marlincore.atlassian.net/secure/admin/ConfigureCustomField!default.jspa?customFieldId=10008

But I can't find the new field "parent" in this custom fields list, and don't know where else to find its id.   I need it to update my config file to upload tasks in bulk in Jira. 

 

 

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Bill Sheboy
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December 4, 2023

Hi @Geneviève Carton de Wiart 

Please see this knowledge base article for the various methods of finding a custom field id:

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/how-to-find-any-custom-field-s-ids-744522503.html

One of the quickest is just using a REST API function with a browser, as that will also show if the field is supported by public issue functions.  This how-to shows how to find the smart value (for automation) and the custom field id at the same time.

https://support.atlassian.com/cloud-automation/docs/find-the-smart-value-for-a-field/

Kind regards,
Bill

Geneviève Carton de Wiart December 4, 2023

Hi thanks

Id of parent seems to be parent. Will test when possible.

Geneviève

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Danielle Alota May 1, 2024

Hi @Geneviève Carton de Wiart 

Sorry for pinging this thread, but I'm now running into a similar issue. Did you have any luck?

Geneviève Carton de Wiart May 2, 2024

we were using the epic link for a bulk load of tasks (via csv file) 

setting the field to "parent" in our config file did not seem to do the trick

- we are still using the epic link id and it still works (for now) 

so.. no clear answer to the original question, sorry

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