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Jira plugin Issue Alternative Assignee for 7.8

Hi all,

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.  



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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!

We check run into the same issue, but this solution will not work for our 40,000 issues. Is there a alternate way so far since 2018?  I appreciate any suggestions.

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