way to automatically populate select list options

Hello,

I have a custom field which is a select list -- with a very long list of options that I would like to have. Is there any way to systematically populate the options for a select list? Like, from an excel sheet or external database connection?

I am running downloadable JIRA 5.2 as as standalone application.

Thanks

Andrew

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Hi Andrew, I actually did that in the database. It's never recommended to do that, but in my case I had like five select list custom fields to populate with more than a thousand options so it was that or nothing for me.

Here's another question about that:

https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/53463/populate-custom-field-based-on-data-from-another-ms-sql-database

Not finding the one I did about this...

As much as I try I don't remember the name of the table, but you can insert directly there the options with a script. One table is to define the customfields and another to populate it's values. Obviously you have to stop Jira service to do changes on the database.

Excellent -- lots of options -- thanks!

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Henning Tietgens Community Champion Apr 09, 2013

You can use Script Runner to import values for custom fields.

Henning

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