Yes - as an admin, go to issues -> custom fields, and click "add". Answer the initial questions about name, starting content (options) and screens, save it and you'll have the field on your issues.
To add/update/de-activate/delete options later go back to admin -> custom fields, and change the config of the field
This should be a feature that admins can use. Scenario: a developer decides to take the time and add "a very long label to any number of issues", since labels are displayed alphabetically, this label can block off the UI and since we can't adjust the width of the issue details while on the sprint screen, this makes for a very unhealthy user experience.
It should be possible to bulk edit and bulk assign:
Here is an example we suffer from:
Developer A adds the label: widget
Developer B adds the label: Widget
Developer C adds the label: widgets
Developer D add the label: Widgets
Now I have 4 labels which are all the same thing.... I just want to change them all to be widget...
Let me save you time, the answer is always "pay for another plug in" - Atlassian seems to have no desire to make their product actually useful and every desire to pawn the responsibility for their product off on 3rd parties and ensuring you pay as much $$ as possible to use their product.
In Jira Cloud you can search for issues with particular labels and use the "bulk change" option to edit/remove/replace labels. Years ago, Jira server also had the option, but at the time, it just replaced all labels in the bulk edit, you didn't have other options. I haven't used a server version for several years now so I am unsure if that feature has been improved or still exists.
Hey Nic, let me explain why we need to manage the values of the label field; and to make it even easier I'll use your own words.
No. Multi-select list options are set by the administrators.
You'd need to write a new field to do this. Or do it the slightly easier way and simply use a labels field - not quite a drop down, but has auto-suggest and let-user-add-random-value to it.
So; this is exactly what I was looking for a multi-select with the ability to allow the users to add; and I decided a label would work based on the above. And then I tried to pre-populate the new custom label field and couldn't figure out how to do it when I came across this topic.
Looks like we've come full circle? Could you maybe start to see the why it might be a "good thing" that admins can manage labels?
There is a way to manage labels if you use the plugin "Label Manager for JIRA" https://marketplace.atlassian.com/plugins/rs.codecentric.label-manager-project/server/overview
You as an Project admin or JIRA Admin can manage which items are available project based.
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