How to bulk edit custom label fields with the same options as the standard label?

We have a lot of projects but they all belong to an overarching milestone release cycle they can join up.

For example we have three projects: core, imaging and templating. With the current versions core: 5.5, Imaging: 3.1 and templating: 1.2. Now for the next bigger release milestone we have two issue in templating and one issue in imaging. So the next versions will be core: 5.5 (still because it has seen no change), imaging: 3.2 and templating: 1.3.

To reflect and coordinate this larger release milestone cycle we want to use a custom field. The type label seems to be exactly what we want especially with the dynamic functionality for search and bulk edits.

But now our problem: In bulk edits the custom field of type label doesn't have the expected options to "Add to existing" or "Find and remove these". Is there a way to use the bulk edit operations of the standard label field for custom fields as well? Or is there a plugin which provides similar functionality?

 

Expected:

Bulk_Operation_standard_label.png

 

Actual:

Bulk_Operation_custom_label.png

 

 

1 answer

It might be an option. But it somehow feels very odd to use an additional plugin for a feature that feels like a basic functionality.

Sam Hall Community Champion Nov 21, 2016

Edit: Apologies. I misread your question slightly. Updated comment:

------

Yes, as you say/found, this function only works as standard for the standard "Labels" field and not for custom label fields, so an add-on like that is needed. Odd that Atlassian didn't implement fully when fixing https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-24118, but I don't know why.

According to the comments in there, this is the suggestion for Atlassian to implement: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRA-41523

Sam

We are using 6.4.13 and I tested it on our test environment with 7.2.5 and it does not behave like this there. It replaces an existing list with the labels I specified in the bulk edit.

Sam Hall Community Champion Nov 23, 2016

What did you test? The add-on?

 

No sorry: I tested if bulk edits behaves additive for custom label fields. And they don't in 6.4.13 and 7.2.5. 

Sam Hall Community Champion Nov 29, 2016

Ah OK. I found the same. Sorry if I caused any confusion, but edited my comment on 22/Nov. Sadly, it appears that JRA-24118 allowed additive updates only for system fields, but not custom fields. JRA-41523 seems to be the request for that, which I see you've already commented on : )

Suggest an answer

Log in or Sign up to answer
Community showcase
Asked Thursday in Jira Ops

I'm John Allspaw, Ask Me Anything about incident analysis and postmortems

I'm John Allspaw, co-founder of   Adaptive Capacity Labs, where we help teams use their incidents to learn and improve. We bring research-driven methods and approaches to drive effective inciden...

5,273 views 21 17
View question

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