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Need help evaluating Labels column in Formula

I'm trying to create a Structure Formula Column to looks at the Value of the Labels column in an IF statement:

IF(Labels = "KLRisk"; "AML")

no rows in the Formula Column return AML

I've tried no quotes and single quotes around KLRisk with same result.

I;m sure there is something special about Labels column but I can;t find any documentation.

Clip shows my formula is valid but you can also see the Labels column does contain rows with the value I am looking for but is returning nothing in Formula Column?

 Labels Structure Formula.PNG

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Hello Kevin,

The used formula will only work for issues that have one label - KLRisk - and nothing else. If there are several Labels and you want to mark issues that contain a specific one, you need to use the match() function:


I hope this helps. Please feel free to contact us directly at if you need further assistance.

Best regards,
Stepan Kholodov
ALM Works

@Stepan Kholodov [ALM Works]How would you match an exact label name? Say I had two labels called 'mylabel' and 'orig_mylabel'. If I just 'match(labels,"/mylabel/")' then it would match whichever one of those came first (alphabetically, I guess?). How could I tell it "only match exactly the label named 'mylabel'"?


Hello David,

Apologies for the late answer. If you want the Formula to match only a specific label, you should state it so in the brackets - if(match(labels,"mylabel") - but please note that this formula works only if there is a single Labels value, it won't work for issues with multiple values.

Please feel free to reach out to us at if you need more help with the Formula.

Best regards,
Stepan Kholodov
ALM Works

@Kevin Lyons  &  @David Doria:  You may be interested in the Structure 7 / Formulas / Expr 2 Bootcamp.



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