Search Issues with translated custom fields

Hi there,

with Jira 6 it is possible to translate custom fields. Thats nice for international projects/instances.

BUT: It is not possible to search for those translated field-names with JQL.


field "Schweregrad" already exists and I translated that field with "Severity"

If I change my profile-language to english the field shows correct as Severity in issues.

If I search for issues in the basic-mode I can add "Severity" as search-item, but if i change than to advanced-mode this is "back-translated" to "Schweregrad".
If I type in JQL "Severity = high" an error returns that the field does not exist.

Is that normal that fields are only searchable with JQL as their origianally created names?

Kind regards

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HI there,

JQL is always searching for the initial customfield_name and doesn't notice a translation.
if you use german words to create customfields your JQL search has to use these words as well.

Hope this help you.


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