Updating links in custom fields

Hi All,

we have currently migrated a JIRA and a Confluence instance to a different JIRA and Confluence. The old JIRA had custom fields which have links pointed out to the old Confluence pages.

Because of migrations these links broken because these point out to the old Confluence instance.

After migration only the links first part changed: https://oldConfluence/spaceX/pageB -> https://newConfluence/spaceX/pageB . So I think it wouldn't be a too difficult problem.

My question is how can these custom field links be renamed from the old links to the new ones? Is there a script which replaces the "https://oldConfluence" part to the "https://newConfluence"?

Thanks in advance!
Rumi

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Consider adding a URL rewrite rule to the confluence webserver to rewrite the old URL to the new URL. You would need to continue with both DNS names in place for the confluence server.

Many thanks for the suggestion!

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No, there's no search-and-replace function, or a plugin that I know of that will provide it.

If it were a handful of issues, I'd suggest resorting to manual edits, but for a larger number, I'd look at scripting (via the Jira CLI probably), writing a quick "bug-fix" plugin, export-edit-import the xml or possibly an SQL index. The best option depends on your size and usage of Jira though.

The easiest solution, IMO, is to export data into XML, search and replace, and restore from modified XML.

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