Renaming Things

Vitaly Fedrushkov fedrushkov at
Wed Jun 11 21:42:09 UTC 2008

Gervase Markham wrote:
> Bugzilla offers incomplete support for renaming things. For example, you
> can rename Products, Components, Groups and so on - but this breaks
> stored queries and charts.

One should not rename anything in database.  All can be done on a 
template level.

> In this constantly-changing world in which we live, people want to
> rename things. It's all agile, man. And they want stuff to continue
> working afterwards.

One could say URLs will become less human readable, as they will refer 
to default terms, not custom.  But hey, are current search or 
bookmarkable template URLs 'readable' -- in their length?

> What doesn't get fixed up when stuff gets renamed? Is it just stored
> queries and charts, or are there other things?

quicksearch is inherently addicted to original literal values.

> Can we fix this? Is this even fixable?

Bug 426222 is a fresh example when you intend to rename database values, 
not entities themselves.

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