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Variables in Issues or tests

Hello everyone,

we are using Jira at work and we oft we have the problem that, for example, if a name or something has to be changed on the issues or tests, we have to do it manually for all the thousands issues that we have write. For example. we use a name for a product (NIKISA) and we have it as title for many issues (NIKISA Bug in first floor) etc. Let's say that we have to change the name (NIKISA) to all the issues at once. How can we do it ? Now we are opening all issues one by one and we change it manually.

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That's not really what the summary is for.  If you're classifying issues under a product like NIKISA, you probably should be using a select-list, component or possibly a label for it - these are a lot more reportable than a fuzzy search of the summary, and, more importantly, are a doddle to rename globally (without it even showing up as an edit!)

thanks for your answer. So that means there is no way to make it, right  ?

Correct, there's no support for that.  

You'd need to find or write something that could read each summary and update it when it finds something to change.

Your main problem with coding for that is going to be finding the data.  Text fields have fuzzy searches inside Jira so you may not find exactly what you expect if you use just the internal search, but more importantly, you've got the problems of misjeys and missleppings.  (Exact search is why you should be using the right fields for capturing your data, not hoping people getting it right in text)

My sales people would tell me off if I didn't mention that there are tools that could help such as our Scriptrunner or Autoblocks.  There are some other options for Scripting in the marketplace of course, do please take a look at them if you're going to try to script this!

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