Can you change the label name for the version field?


I was wondering if it's possible to change the label name for the version field in Jira? We have a lot of non-software projects that we'd like to use Jira for and the term is confusing to our non-IT folks.

We'd like to use something like milestone or phase and have this appear on the Jira project screens such as the summary, issues and road map for that project.

Cheers - Ash

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Yes and no - does it, but it's global.

Actually, you can't do this by project at all - it's not logically possible. Even though it's perfectly logical on the surgace, it doesn't really work out when you think it through. A lot of bits of Jira are not project specific, so if you say "version" for projects A and B, and "thingy" for project C and D, then what do you do when someone runs a filter for "issues in projects A and C"? It doesn't work.

What you could do one step up from customising text. Create new language pack. This was put in to allow people to swap between English, German, French and so-on, on a personal basis. If you copy "English" for example, and edit the copy to be "non IT geek English", you can then ask your users to switch language.

Thanks for suggestion Nic - I like that idea. I've just opened the jar file "jira-languages-5.2.4-en_UK" and I'm going to edit this and see how I go. Cheers

Just to let you know that worked - thanks for your help. This will help me incorporate some of our "firm's language" into the system.

Thanks Renjith

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