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way to automatically populate select list options


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.



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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:

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!

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


Hello @Ramiro Pointis , @Andrew Nicholso1 , @Mizan and @Henning Tietgens  

Could you please let me know how did you achieve this requirement?

I want to do something similar

Thanks and Regards,

Swapnil Srivastav.

It was not a requirement I implemented but an answer to the original question. 

Did you try to explore the answers especially the accepted one.

Asking a new question might be better.

Hello @Mizan ,

Thank you for the response. 

I have not tried Database values plugin, reason being : I need values from Jira only, I was not sure whether that would work or not. I am trying it now. 

Here's my original request:


Kindly suggest any solutions

Thanks and Regards,

Swapnil Srivastav

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