How to replace IDs in filter queries in the same instance

Suppose you have some filters in your JIRA instance that use IDs in queries (for example, in order to identify custom fields, priorities, statuses, etc.) and you want to change those queries so that they use object names instead of IDs.

Step-by-step guide


  1. Export an XML configuration file that includes the filters you want to change. Here you can see detailed instructions on how to do it.
  2. Import the XML file into the same instance. Before the import, set the plugin to skip loading of all object types but filters (this would speed things up)
  3. It is a good idea to run first a simulated load. You should see that the only changes applied are changes in the filter queries that had IDs as they are being replaced by the corresponding names.
  4. Run the real load and that is it!

More information

See related articles, for learning more about how Project Configurator supports the conversion of IDs in filter queries to object names.

Specific information for some object types - Filters