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How to delete the labels in bulk?

How to delete the labels in bulk?

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The way to do this depends a bit on what exactly you plan to do, but there are two main approaches: Using bulk actions or using a label management app from the marketplace. Let's take a look at both:

Bulk Actions

First, use a filter/JQL query to select all the issues you want edit. Say you want to remove the label 'old_label' from all issues in the project 'Project A', you could use a query like this:

labels in ('old_label') and project = 'Project A'

On the results page, there is a three dots menu on the top right. Click on it and choose the Bulk edit option.

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You can then bulk edit all your issues at once. There is an option called "Change Labels" where you can either add labels, remove specific labels or clear the labels field altogether. Pick whatever you want, complete the bulk edit wizard and you're done. 

Using an App

There's a few apps available, but since I know Project Labels the best, I'll stick to that one. Depending on whether you want to delete a label from all issues everywhere in Jira or just from all issues in a project, you'd either open the global label manager via Apps -> Manage Labels or the local variant Jira Labels from the project's sidebar.

Either way, you'll see a list of labels and can simply delete a label by clicking the trashcan icon:


And that's it – the label is removed everywhere.

Hope that helps,

Thank you! it helped.

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here a useful article

In particular, when you edit issues in bulk, you need to select Change labels and then "Clear field"


Hope this helps,


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