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Rename Custom Fields by Project

JIRA Service Desk is nice in that you can change the field name display to the customer.  However JIRA Core/JIRA Software shows the actual Custom Field name.  Is there a way to change the name that is displayed only without renaming the actual custom field itself?

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Tansu Akdeniz Community Leader Sep 21, 2018

Hi @Michael Swansegar,

@Alexey Matveev _Appfire_ is right. But If you have Script Runner plugin, there is a trick that changes the display name for each project.

  • Go to Behaviours and add new one
  • Map this behaviour to your project
  • Add a field that you want to change (Ex: Summary)
  • Paste the following script
def field = getFieldById(getFieldChanged())
field.setLabel("My Custom Summary")

Behaviours do not apply to the View Issue screen, so this "solution" is not very useful.

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In Jira Core or Jira Software you can not change the display name for a custom field for each project. You would need to rename this custom field. But you can give a different description through field configuration schemes.

I don't find any way to change the description : the only description you can provide is the description of the field configuration, not the field itself. So unuseful too.

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