which database table holds custom fields information?


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Curiously, I am mucking about with this very thing right now. The tables you want will be:

  • customfield - Contains the definition of the fields
  • customfieldoption - Contains any defaults or other information that might be set in the field
  • customfieldvalue - Contains the actual values held by the fields.

IF you are going to modify this outside JIRA, you'll want to stop the instance, do the mods and make sure you set unique id values larger than what is in there and then update the sequence table. This link is of great help for that: https://developer.atlassian.com/jiradev/jira-platform/jira-architecture/database-schema#Databaseschema-Customfields

Good luck


Hi Mike,


Thanks for the response.

Please find custom fields and  ID's and project ID below.


custom field 1: Percent QA Testing Completed



custom field 2: Percent UAT Testing Completed



Project ID: EditIssueType!default.jspa?id=10104


Project Key=DA

I ran below query and result came out no search is found.


select * from [jiraschema].[customfieldvalue]

where issue=(select id from [jiraschema].jiraissue

   where project = (SELECT id from [jiraschema].project

   where pkey='10502') AND issuenum = '10503');



I want those customfield tables in database. please let me know how can i find it out.




Please, avoid touching the database, it's a pain to use for reporting/lookups, and there are no circumstances under which it's a good idea to write to it (beyond bug fixes).

But, if you must.

I don't understand what your query is trying to do, it looks very very confused.  You appear to be using custom field IDs to read the issue for a start, which is complete nonsense.

I am going to guess that you want the value of the custom fields named "Parent QA/UAT testing complete", AND that those fields are simple text or numeric fields.

First, read the project table for the project key

select id from project where key = 'DA' ;

Then you can get the values for both custom fields by using

select * from customfieldvalue
join jiraissue on customfield.issue = jiraissue.id
where jiraissue.pkey = <project id from above> and
customfield in ( 10502, 10503 ) ;

I've kept the SQL long winded and probably inefficient, but easier to read and understand how the tables relate.

If the fields are select type fields, you'll need to do more work to get the actual values out.

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