A superconducting magnet system for the J-PARC neutrino beam line was completed at the end of 2008. The system consists of 14 doublet cryostats; each contains 2 combined function magnets (SCFM). The SCFM uses two single layer left/right asymmetric coils that produce a dipole field of 2.6 T and quadrupole of 19 T/m. By 2008, the world first SCFM had been developed and tested successfully at KEK. The mass-production was started in 2005, and completed by summer 2008. The system installation and commissioning took place from Feb. 2008 to Mar. 2009. The beam operation was started in April 2009 and the first neutrino beam was generated on April 23rd. Since then beam operation and commissioning to increase beam intensity has been performed to achieve the near term milestone of 100kW beam operation. The paper briefly summarizes the history of SCFM development and the system construction as an introduction to a discussion on beam operation experience of the SCFM system.