Issues vs. other Issue Types


We all know that Jira can be used for a whole lot more than just managing issues, eg: I'm using it for change management where there is an issue type of Change. The problem is that a lot of the UI still talks about Issues, eg: "Create Issue" buton.

This create confusion for users because when they want to create a Change, the button says "Create Issue" :(

Is it possible to rename the button to something more generic, like "Create Record"?

I was hoping that through the internationalisation or language settings might have allowed me to do this, but they didn't look like they'd do what I'm after.

Anyway, I'd really appreciate hearing if someone has found a way around this.

BTW - we are using OnDemand, so this may impact whether it can be changed.


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I m not sure how it works in OnDemand JIRA. But you can customize the text in JIRA by editing the

atlassian-jira/WEB-INF/classes/com/atlassian/jira/web/action/ file and replacing the text 'Create Issue' with the 'Create Record' and likewise.

Also, you can try extracting the jar file of your preference located at WEB-INF/classes/ (if Using language as UK in JIRA system) and try changing the file by replacing the text and zip it again.

Hope it helps!

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Yes -

But no, because you're using OnDemand and you can't do that in there.

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