We tag JIRA issues with labels to make it easier to find related issues across projects.
One of the labels we use is the customer's name. Problem is that companies sometime change their name. Now to the question: How can we change the name of a JIRA label in use?
I don't want to go through all issues and update them manually so is there an easier way to simply rename an existing label?
We use JIRA Ondemand.
There's a decent "Bulk Modify" workaround:
Thanks for information. One more thing i just wanted to know if we are particular about Capital letter /Small letter . for Example if i have to Replace low high med with Low High Med then search criteria will pull both. So is there any way to choose just lower letter word i mean specific word /label and Replace it will Normalized word for better readability. Please let me know
I understand that from a developer's point of view (the JIRA team), this would be a low priority because (a) it doesn't happen THAT often and (b) there is a not-TOO-onerous workaround. But from a user's point of view (multiple JIRA users who have posted here, including myself) it happens sometime and we would like to be able to directly perform the operation, so I "voted" for it.
I'm not sure what your point is, though... Are you part of the JIRA team voting to not implement this? Or are you saying you never have the problem so you don't care if it gets implemented?
That's fine, but I think you have to understand that software can't do everything.
I'm not an Atlassian, and I'm not saying this is something I would not want to do if I were. But I've got a list of things I would like Jira to do, and this is the sort of thing that is very very low down it, as you say, because it doesn't happen often and the workaround is trivial.
If you think it's important, have a look at https://jira.atlassian.com - that contains all the feature requests.
The community here generates some, and discusses them, but has zero weight when it comes to prioritisation. You should find the request and vote for it - that's the main input Atlassian use from customers.
I think this feature is never gonna make it to the software :
1-The workaround is easy
2-I always discourage my user to use label to manage important classification is Jira. Because of mistyping, it's not reliable enough. Use something else, like components or a custom property with a dropdown...
This would typically require a backend database change, so I can think of 2 alternatives for OnDemand.
1) Submit a request to support. They may be willing to update the data table and reindex JIRA for you - https://answers.atlassian.com/questions/141323/is-it-possible-to-rename-a-label
2) Use the "Bulk Modify" feature to search for issues with "CompanyZ" and add the label "CompanyZee". This will remove all existing labels from those issues!
This is old thread but there does not seem to be proper solution yet.
I am happy to inform you that we have released a new add-on which allows renaming labels very easily:
This is currently available for Jira Cloud. It allows you to:
- View all labels in one place
- Number of issues under a label
- Rename or change label (which is reflected in all issues)
If you find any bugs or have questions, feel free to contact us.
We should use Find /Replace option by selecting the respective Column /Field. Specially it will help for Labels and comments to make more standardized.. Is there any way we export the data in csv - Correct the details and upload as Update the the Issues . Please let me know.
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find an event
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.Host an event