How we can edit Space Categories in Confluence?

Hi All,

We are having lots of spcaes created in confluence, and we have categories so each space in to some category for our convenience, Now we want to edit a particular Space Category , can anybody please let us know how we can Edit the Confluence Category becouse removing the existing one and adding the new one is very painful as we have assosiated 100+ spaces with that category.

is there any simple way to do this.

4 answers

1 accepted

0 vote
Stephen Sifers Community Champion Jun 02, 2014

Your labels for your space(s) are stored within your database. A simple method would be to change the display names within the labels. This will only work if you are on premisis with confluence.

Prior to doing anything within the database ensure you have a good backup. Please do the follow with caution. If you dont have a full understanding of what you are doing then do not proceed.

Run the following within SQL will display all of your used labels.

SELECT *
  FROM [YOURDB].[dbo].[LABEL]

To adjust the names just run a SQL replace to adjust all labels to the new name you wish to give them. Once the names have been replaced restart confluence.

SQL Replace usage:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms186862.aspx

SELECT REPLACE (NAME, 'OldName', 'NewName')
FROM [YOURDB].[dbo].[LABEL]

What about cloud instances?

I came here looking for the same answer as Martin. The reason is because the Atlassian help files seem to be getting progressively more out of date, and, therefore, less useful.

If you came here looking for how to edit categories in a cloud instance, here's what to do.

  1. Know that there are TWO edit buttons (crazy, I know)
  2. The main edit button will NOT do what you what
  3. You need the edit button that is next to the category name. Click that one.
  4. You'll get to a screen that asks you to add a label (I know, the terminology is awful). But in Confluence, a label and a category are the same thing.
  5. Add your new label/category by typing the name of it into the box and clicking Add.
  6. Remove the previous label/category by clicking the little (x) next to it under labels
  7. Voila! You're done.

Hopefully this helps you! :)

OMG!   Labels are space categories.     And you create a new one by editing an existing space.  

Who'd have thunk?

Thanks!

thanks stephen!!

(nice if there was a delete answer here eh?)

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Atlassian Community Anniversary

Happy Anniversary, Atlassian Community!

This community is celebrating its one-year anniversary and Atlassian co-founder Mike Cannon-Brookes has all the feels.

Read more
Community showcase
Kesha Thillainayagam
Posted Apr 13, 2018 in Confluence

We want to hear how your non-technical teams are using Confluence!

Hi Community! Kesha (kay-sha) from the Confluence marketing team here! Can you share stories with us on how your non-technical (think Marketing, Sales, HR, legal, etc.) teams are using Confluen...

872 views 21 10
Join discussion

Atlassian User Groups

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find a group

Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!

Find my local user group

Unfortunately there are no AUG chapters near you at the moment.

Start an AUG

You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local meet up. Learn more about AUGs

Groups near you