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It's possible to remove the "type" on JQL search options?

Hi All,

I have been asked if it's possible to remove the "type" (same as issuetype), on JQL search and leave only "issuetype" to be selected, instead of both with the same function.

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The only way I can think of doing this would be with a custom add-on. Seems a bit complicated, any particular reason why you would wanrt to do this? It would break all existing filters where type is used.

Hi Boris, thanks for replying this quick! I would avoid add-ons. The reason is because we already have a Type customfield created and rename it's going to be very complicated since a lot of projects are using this field.

The biggest question is why there is a redundant name for Issuetype, like "type"?

Appreciate the help!

My guess is that type was the original and a lot of people didn't understand it so Issuetype was added to make things clearer, and type was left for legacy reasons.

 

However, this is just a guess and I have no evidence to support this.

In your situation, the best thing I can suggest is to move away from the Type customfield. It will be a PITA, but it can be done. Getting rid of type is going to be a lot harder.

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