What would be the most straightforward way to populate a new field in 10000+ existing issues with the value of another field? For example, a new field called Name is available, and we want it to show the same value as an existing field called "Email".
Might be better off doing it in the database. You can write a script to update customfieldvalue table.
Make sure you have a good backup and do it when JIRA is offline. Also, you will have to reindex after the restart.
Another option is to write a script/servlet that copies the values. Less risk but might take more time.
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