💡 How to know if a custom field is used


If you are using Custom Fields, there is a good chance you already have some clean-up to do, with outdated fields. But how can you be sure a field you are about to delete is not used by anyone, including private projects?

You all know the amazing tool « Custom Field Explorer » created by the very talented developer than I am, but I have to be modest: my code can’t see a field being used by a private project :grimacing:

Turns out, you can actually know by editing the field: a banner at the top will say “Changes to this field will affect multiple projects and portfolios using it”. Otherwise, you are good to go!

Does that help?

:fr: Version française


Excellent tip as always @Bastien_Siebman! Thanks for sharing sir!

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Hi there,

Can I with this tool see where a custom field is used? eg. in which specific projects and portfolio’s?


My tool Custom Field Explorer shows which project is using the field. 2 limitations: only works with fields in the library + does not show portfolios (yet).

Alright, that’s precisely what I am looking for ;). Are you working on this?

Email me at bastien@ido-clarity.com and I’ll see what I can do!

Thank you.
I just used your custom field tool and it was very helpful.