custom field not available after renaming

dear all,

i've renamed a field from "Participants (Beteiligte)" into "Participants". Now none of my filters is working because I get following error:


screen_participants_error.PNGiI did NOT chnage anything else like screen or field configs. I can even see the Field Participants and its value in my issue view..

Anyone had the same error once ?




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Hi Vedat,

You'll have to update the filters to use the new custom field name.

thats what i've done. I've updated the fields name within my filters. I still get the error that the field does not exist. doesn't matter if I try it with "Participants(Beteiligte)" or "Participants".

Have you reindexed JIRA after the change?

Maybe you renamed the Field from "Participants (Beteiligte)" to "Participants " (with a space at the end)?

I started a re-index, it will take a while... :D


@Udo Brand

i did not because i would show me participants in the search after I tipe "part...."

@Edwin Kyalangalilwa [Mumo Systems]

Re-Index did not help.. any further possibilities?


I can choose the field in my filter when I set the columns for my report. But if I want to filter, it says that there isn't such a field called "Participants"...

When you renamed the field, could you have changed the searcher for it accidentally?

I dont think so. Where can I configure the searcher settings?

Go back to admin -> custom fields -> <participants> -> Edit, where you changed the name of the field.  The searcher should be selectable below.  Check that there is one, the field might say "none" if there is nothing selected.

works! thanks a lot !

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