Indexing breaks after upgrading to Advanced Roadmaps to Jira 3.29.2 when Team field was renamed

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Platform Notice: Server and Data Center Only - This article only applies to Atlassian products on the server and data center platforms.


When Advanced Roadmaps for Jira (ARJ) custom field called Team was renamed, then after upgrading to ARJ 3.29.2, the index will break. This includes:

  • Jira's full reindexing 
  • Any indexing action triggered by issue action, for example, creating issue, transitioning issue.

In atlassian-jira.log, we will see:

2020-12-13 19:21:15,186+0000 https-jsse-nio-8443-exec-166 WARN XXXXX XXXXxXXXXXxX XXXXXXX XXX.XXX.XXX.XX,XX.XX.XXX.XX /secure/WorkflowUIDispatcher.jspa [c.a.jira.index.AccumulatingResultBuilder] java.lang.IllegalStateException: Team custom field ID cannot be found
java.lang.RuntimeException: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Team custom field ID cannot be found
	at com.atlassian.jira.index.DefaultIndex$Failure.<init>(
	at com.atlassian.jira.issue.index.DefaultIssueIndexer$EntityOperation.perform(
	at com.atlassian.jira.issue.index.DefaultIssueIndexer.lambda$null$4(
Caused by: java.lang.IllegalStateException: Team custom field ID cannot be found


Run SQL query to verify the ARJ team fields

select * from customfield where customfieldtypekey = 'com.atlassian.teams:rm-teams-custom-field-team';

(info) This by default should returned a custom field where cfname = Team

If the the returned result indicates cfname to be other than Team, this KB article is applicable to you.


In ARJ 3.29.2, in order for ARJ custom field to be included in Jira's indexing improvement, ARJ is referring to its fields by name.


Always consult with Atlassian support team to verify you steps, and always generate a backup prior to making any changes. Test this in your staging instance prior to implement this in your production instance.

  1. Unlock ARJ team field from database, following this KB article: Unlock a locked Jira Software custom field
  2. Rename the ARJ custom field back to its original name: Team.
  3. Lock the team custom field again, to prevent accidental changes in the future.

(info) Renaming issue fields would affect the saved filters that refers them in JQL. Make sure to update the JQL of those saved filters as well. 

Last modified on Jan 13, 2021

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