There was a free plugin called "Issue Alternative Assignee". This is a free plugin, but unfortunately for us has been made part of our infrastructure. It creates a new field for use that allows people to select users from a role instead of the entire gambit of users.
We need to upgrade and if we do we lose this plugin, as it only supports up to 7.4.6 and I cannot get word to see if this is just a lapse or it is no longer being supported.
I am looking for a way out of this. Currently we have about 20 projects with some having more than 25,000 issues, and 4 fields that were created with IAA
I was thinking using bulk tools I can (unfortunately only 1000 at a time) go in a create a new user field and copy the value from the old IAA field to the newly created one, but that will take quite some time and effort.
The only other thing I could think of was somehow to use the cli and a script, but I am not thrilled about that solution either.
If anyone has any other thoughts, or a paid for plugin that provides the same functionality that would be much appreciated.
So what I did was to go into all the projects, and all the workflows (as I had validators specifically referring to the problem fields) , and all the screen schemes, and all the fields schemes and replace the existing 4 fields with Jira standard ones through bulk transition with a copy field from the JSU plugin for each status. This took some time but appears to have worked. I then went in and disabled IAA and so far I have not heard any complaints. So that is the solution. A lot of effort but in the end doable!
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