Rename a repo in FishEye?

Is it possible to change the displayed 'Name' of a repo in FishEye? Under the Repositories list I see you can change the Description field of the repo but not the displayed Name?

Currently the displayed Name isn't even the name of the repo so it looks like you can choose the name when first adding the repo to FishEye but that name is then set in stone unless I delete and re-add the repo.

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Seb Ruiz Atlassian Team May 02, 2012

FishEye does not support renaming repositories. Attempting to do so by hand is theoretically possible by updating config.xml and the various indexes and cache directories is possible but not recommended, as it is highly likely things will go wrong.

Seb Ruiz Atlassian Team May 02, 2012

The reason is simply legacy - the repository name is unfortunately used as a primary key in many of our indexes and updating this value is non trivial.

Thought that might be the case, not a big deal. Any reason the name can't be changed on the FishEye display?

Seems like FishEye could just reference the repo internally via some incomprehensible key and display whatever nice shortname you choose on the Repositories list. Feels a little like I can see the sausage being made by that Name column displaying something so permanent

Makes sense, I was thinking something along the lines of keeping 'name' as the primary key but have a 'display_name' which actually shows up on the FishEye interface. Thanks for the replies Seb!

Has this been done?

I find it incredible that it is not possible to rename repositories. It is the most important data type in the whole system and then no support for simple CRUD operation. Adding a display name seems like a good work-around, but this was suggested years ago and still does not seem to be implemented. Quite disappointing.

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