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How to Rename Standard 'Fix Versions' Field?

Jira Software comes with standard multi-select Fix Versions and Affects Versions fields, which allow you to choose from the Releases created for your project.

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How can I rename these fields? We are using Jira Software Cloud.

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You can translate them by using a different language in your profile, but you cannot rename them.

What is your reason for wanting to rename the field?   It's not intended to be a release field (although releases are a sub-set of your versions), so I'm not sure what you are looking for.

You can translate them by using a different language in your profile, but you cannot rename them.

Does this mean I could provide a translation for the field in English and effectively rename it for all my users who have English selected as the language in their profile?

If so, could you let me know how or point me to the relevant documentation? 

What is your reason for wanting to rename the field? It's not intended to be a release field (although releases are a sub-set of your versions), so I'm not sure what you are looking for.

In our internal terminology we refer to these 'versions' as 'releases'. Our releases can either be unreleased, released, or archived (which are the three statuses for 'versions'). Thus I'm looking to rename this field so it better aligns with our internal language.

With the translations, technically, yes, that's exactly what you do - if you select say German, as an alternate language, then the field name will come out in whatever is in the language pack for German.

So if you could find or create a language pack for "my English where we call versions releases", you could use that, and get your people to swap from English to my-English.

There is however a problem - you can't install your own language packs on Cloud.

If you could, there's a second problem in that the UI talks about version in other places, so you wouldn't be creating a language pack with only a name change for version, you'd need to read everything that refers to version and replace it.

There's a third problem with your translation too - Jira already uses the word "release" for, well, releases.  If you just replaced version with release, you would create the problem that you can't tell the difference between a release and a version.  The most obvious thing here is that your users could see two reports saying "release report" and not know which one to use because versions are not releases.  You would need to choose another word for release (deployment maybe, although that's wrong really, I'm not very imaginitive)

It would be far better (and I don't think you have much choice), to educate your people that versions are not releases and hence should not be called that.

Thanks for letting me know Nic. Indeed making this change wouldn't be worth the effort.

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