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I need to rename the system field summary. How can i do that ?

Summary is a system field. But i have to rename this field .  Is there any way to do that

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Hi @lavanya j ,

You cannot rename standard, out of the box fields in JIRA. This includes filelds like Summary, Description, Labels, Versions, etc.

https://confluence.atlassian.com/jirakb/rename-system-fields-in-jira-server-278692006.html?_ga=2.155914299.1031480049.1570682324-1478559027.1570682324

There is a New Feature request to better handle this, as tracked in

https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-21293

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You can translate it into other languages, or directly hack the language file you are using (which leaves you unsupported), but I would recommend that you do not waste your time on it.  It's going to take a bit of effort, but also confuse people who have used Jira before and make supporting it more difficult.  I can't think of a good reason to change it, "summary" is the right word already.

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