What is the gh.epic.label.name field in Jira and why has it appeared in Create Issue?

Since our upgrade to Jira 6.0.4 (from 5.1.3) A field called gh.epic.lable.name (description: gh.epic.label.desc) has suddenly appeared in the Create Issue screen when I select the Epic Issue Type.

The "gh" bit hints at it being related to Greenhopper. Apart from that, I haven't found any helpful information about it despite various searches here, in Atlassian documentation and Google. So:

  • Should it be appearing at all?
  • What is it's purpose?
  • Why can't I save an Epic without entering something in it?
  • What is the correct thing to enter in it?

Thanks in advance for any help. J

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I've run into this same issue and have the same questions as Justin McCamish. Would somebody from Atlassian please advice?

I have the same problem with my installation. Since upgrading to 5.2, we have had this issue.

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I have the latest version of JIRA and JIRA Agile installed and I am still seeing this issue. The above steps do not make it clear as to what exactly I should do.

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It's possibly a by-product of https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/GHS-9231

Still, I'm not 100% clear what to do about it.

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Do you have greenhopper installed? Did you ever had greenhopper installed? It feels like the greenhopper resource is missing to translate the tag to text.

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Yes, we've always had Greenhopper installed and it's working fine otherwise.

BTW, we followed the upgrade procedure here: https://confluence.atlassian.com/display/JIRA060/Upgrading+JIRA+Using+a+Rapid+Upgrade+Method

...and everything is pretty standard in our installation.

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Hi Justin,

I believe you are facing this know bug:




Hey Ricardo, thanks for the response.

You are probably correct, though I notice that the description of GHS-9193 implies that the bug is mostly about incorrect display names being created for these fields by the Greenhopper installation process.

Unfortunately, while GHS-9193 advises administrators to simply rename these fields it isn't clear what they should be renamed to.

Also, I still haven't been able to find out why the field is mandatory (it wasn't a default, mandatory field when creating Epics in v5.1.3) and what information should be entered into it.

If you can shed some further light please that would great. Cheers, J

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