I would like to change the name of the field COMPONENT into CATEGORY

Hello, i am new user of JIRA and my main goal is to migrate DATA from MANTIS TO JIRA.

Migration worked properly.

But now i would like to change the name of the Field COMPONENT into CATEGORY so that my user of mantis can easly be friendly with JIRA windows.

Can you please tell me if there is anyway to change THAT. We are going to buy a licence of JIRA soon, and i would like to know if access to source code of jira will be given to us.??

Best regards.

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Hi Yves,

Apparently there's no straightforward solution to change an existing JIRA system field name, and this includes the Component field name as well. But if you would like to modify the text, then I believe that you may modify JIRA i18n file, which actually defines most of the texts (name, messages, etc) in JIRA.

To learn more on achieving this, you may kindly go through the following documentation:
https://developer.atlassian.com/display/JIRADEV/Customizing+Text

I hope that this will help.

oK thank you. i'll try so. But in fact another solution was to change the field name in a language package and upload that package in manage add-on and it works.

Thanks for the update here Yves, great to know that the solution for the problem had been found.

Have a pleasant day.

Hi Ahmad

I am using ver 6.0.2, i dont see those files in lib or classes folder, is this changed in later versions?, can u let us know how to change component name to other name?

Hi Yves

How did you change the component/s name to category? is there a add-on for this? can you give me more details on this ?

Thanks

Does anyone have an answer to this for the newest version of Jira cloud?

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