How to manage labels?

As the title says, how can I manage labels?

Just like delete the labels I don't want by JIRA administration.

Is that the labels can only be deleted in issues?

Thanks!

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Yes, you can only "manage labels" via issues.  Labels are not intended to be "managed" centrally, they're for users.  If you want to use managed lists of words/phrases, then use a multi-select field instead.

Hi,

I'm pretty new with Jira..by multi select field so you mean a custom field? 

how do I create one...?

 

thanks!

@Nic Brough [Adaptavist]

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

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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.

Always an "additional" expense for things that obviously should be part of the core product. It's so frustrating as an Admin to not be able to do things that should just "be".

It's another feature that Atlassian don't see any need to add to the core (nor do most of us frankly).

If you want a managed list of labels, use a multi-select instead.

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. 

This looks like a great tool, I hope it come to cloud too.

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