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How can I change a custom field's value throughout the entire project, including Structures/Filters?

Hello everybody,

My team and I are planning on doing some restructuring of our JIRA environment. To be more specific, we want to change some label names and some Lead Project names.

Unfortunately, whenever I change the name of custom field, regardless of it's nature, even though it applies to all the issues,  it ruins all the JIRA Structures and Filters that used a JQL Query that contained the specific custom field value. I'm talking about thousands of structure and filters that suddenly stop working.

Is there a way to apply the name changing so that it changes everywhere in the structures and filters?

2 answers

Hi Puia,

I'm afraid there is no decent solution to do that :-(

Here is a rejected feature request: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRASERVER-38795

And here is a related one: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/JRACLOUD-61048

Hello Puia, Alessandro from ALM Works here.

Could you confirm if you are using Structure On-Premise (Server or Data-center) or Structure Cloud? 

Thanks,
Alessandro C.

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