Is it possible to rename a label?


I'm using JIRA 5.1.7 build 786 for my bugtracking purposes and I have a number of tickets labeled with, say, 'Label_A'. Now I'd like to rename the label to 'Label_B'. As far as I understand there's no way to do it using Jira UI, so I thought changing the backend data dictionary would do the trick. I'm using PostgreSQL as the backend, so I stopped Jira, logged in to PostgreSQL using pgAdmin and updated the public.label table, effectively replacing all 'Label_A' with 'Label_B'.

However, having started Jira back again, I saw that there's still 'Label A' listed on my project's Labels tab, moreover, it behaves like it's actually there, i.e. an advanced search with WHERE clause like this:

project = PRJ and labels = Label_A

still returns all the tickets that were previously labelled with LabelA, but if I click on any of the search results the ticket then shows correct current label (LabelB).

So the question is - what did I miss? How can I correctly rename a label in the data dictionary? Is there some kind of cache I have to fluch before Jira recognizes my changes?

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You have to reindex here: /secure/admin/IndexAdmin.jspa

Thanks! It did the trick :)

Just curious - why didn't you use bulk edit to change the label?

Well, I used bulk adding a label once and it removed all existing labels, so since then I didn't even consider doing it again :) However, I think you're right, in this case that might've helped me.

Ah, yeah I should have asked if there were other labels. I do wish there was a way to bulk add labels (instead of current bulk replace labels functionality)...


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