Custom field import options
eazyBI for Jira
Custom field import options are a convenient way to alter the default settings for custom field import. With just a few clicks, you may alter the custom field data type, enabling the option to import it as a dimension, etc. Unlike editing custom field import options in the eazyBI advanced settings, these options affect only the data import into the particular Jira issues cube.
These options are available for Jira system administrators, Jira trusted users, eazyBI admins, and eazyBI account users with roles allowing source data import. The settings are applied only within the specific Jira source application import.
Custom field import options are available in eazyBI for Jira Cloud and starting from version 6.6.0 on the server.
Custom field import options
The options are available for all Jira custom fields and Add-on custom fields.
eazyBI provides some of the most frequently used advanced settings at your fingertips with easy-to-use toggles. In the Settings  column, you can see the settings available for change out of the box. These can differ depending on the custom field data type. The Default value  column displays the defaults for each setting used by eazyBI. User defined values  will represent the changes made by the user.
Once you have defined the custom field import options, click  OK and see how to apply them.
Changing data type for text field
Depending on the data type, eazyBI allows you to import a field as a property and dimension or as a measure. Changing the field's data type may offer additional import options.
If you want to import a text field as a dimension, change the data type to string and enter the field limit.
If the single-line text field or select single value field contains just numeric values and you want to import it as a measure, the field values need to be prepared and converted to numbers. This is done in two steps:
- Jira system admin or eazyBI admin needs to add an additional function SetNumber on the advanced settings page. This is a one-time action.
Additional advanced settings
You can change aspects of the custom field that otherwise have to be specified in the eazyBI advanced settings through the additional advanced settings. Add only the setting you want to change in the additional advanced settings. For example, to enable change history import for a single-value custom field, add the settings below:
Custom fields that don't appear in the eazyBI import options "Custom fields" tab must still be defined through eazyBI advanced settings.
return statement. If additional advanced settings are necessary, specify them in the Add additional advanced settings section.
Below you can see an example of changing a custom field output value
Arctic in the custom field import options.
Applying and changing the options
The custom field import options and new calculated fields are saved and applied only when eazyBI import options are saved, or data is imported.
Unsaved custom field options and new calculated fields will be lost by navigating away from eazyBI import options.
Click OK in the respective field dialog to apply the specified settings or create a new calculated field. Once done editing eazyBI import options, click  Import to save changes and start the data import right away. Click  Save to keep the changes for the next regular import.
When changing settings for custom fields and calculated fields already imported, perform a double data import - deselect the custom field from import and import data. Edit the desired settings and save the changes. Then, select the custom field and import data once again.