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How to add label in existing Group?


I have installed Jira on my local machine and added a group in Jira. Now, just like Jira-administrators and Jira-software-users groups, I need to add a label to that particular group but I didn't find any option to add a label. (see attached screenshotaddGroupLabel.png)

Can someone help to find it?


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John Funk Community Leader Apr 16, 2019

Hi Shruti - Welcome to the Community!

A label is just a field on a form/screen in JIRA. Is that what you are tying to do? The label field is really just an open text field, so it is not associated with group. If that is what you want to do, then you need to create a custom field with a User Picker field type. 

I hope that helps!

Hi John - Thanks for providing your input.

I am trying to achieve below -

I have created a number of groups in Jira and nested those groups. Now, what I need is to get the parent group names and subgroup names separately in Jira rest API. I only need to get those through rest API without using any plugin or function.

I used below API to get the group details-


but the above API just give me detail of all the groups that I created. I don't know how to categorize them on the basis of the parent group or subgroup. (see attached screenshot)groupDetails.png

The thing that I observed here is that we have a 'Labels' key in "Groups" array. This means we can categorize the parent group and subgroup on the basis of 'labels' too, but I didn't find any option in Jira to add a group label. (see attached screenshot)groupLabel.png

I got you that "The label field is really just an open text field, so it is not associated with the group." But just like we add labels in issues by editing them or pressing 'L' button, is there any way through which we can add labels to groups so that we can get the difference between subgroup or parent group using the label.


Can you help me to find the rest API for categorizing the group details or how to add labels in the group?

John Funk Community Leader Apr 17, 2019

Ah, I understand better now. But, unfortunately, that is beyond my expertise.  You probably need to do a new post with the information from your last comment. 

Yeah. Thanks for looking into this.

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