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Custom Field Manager for Jira

Introduction

Custom Field Manager for Jira is an app for Atlassian Jira, which allows you to quick review real custom fields usage of your Jira instance. By «real usage» it means not just availability of custom fields on certain field layouts and screens, but issues, having values set in those fields. So you can easy optimize your Jira configuration by safely deleting unused or unnecessary custom fields without loss of valuable content. Custom Fields Usage for Jira, unlike built-in issue navigator, shows you all affected issues, including projects with «browse project» permission denied for everybody.

Installation

Install Custom Field Manager for Jira through Atlassian Marketplace or UPM. The app hasn’t got any settings, so no additional setup needed.

Usage

You can find app page at the Issues section of Jira administration interface.
Cog -> Issues -> Fields

Main page

On a first screen is a list of your custom fields with their name, type, description and usage details.
You can filter fields based on usage details or name.
Field list can be downloaded in CSV format.
You can add custom field or perform standard actions.

DB – number of issues for which the database contains the values of this field.
SF – number of saved filters in which this field participates.
WF – number of workflows in which this field participates.
Used – if you know for sure that this field is being used somewhere, you can check the Used check box so that the warning icon does not appear.
Warning icon appears if there are no values for the field in the database, saved filters, workflow, as well as it is not marked as used.
LOCKED – these fields are locked to prevent accidental changes which can subsequently break the operation of JIRA Software.
LOST – this label indicates fields that are stored in the database, but are not available to the system. Generally, these are fields left from removed apps.

Field details page

This page shows

  • Basic field info
  • List of projects with issues for which the database contains the values of this field (if any)
  • List of saved filters in which this field participates (if any)
  • List of workflows in which this field participates (if any)

Project page

This page contains list of issues and values of given field for given project.