Rename ”Cycle” to ”Iteration”

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I’m pretty sure I know the answer is no, but is there any way to rename the "Cycle" entity to "Iteration" in ALM? Such as the entity itself and the text that refers to it. I’m sure the answer is no, but maybe you know of a workaround or something??

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Asked on October 26, 2016 2:24 pm
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You CAN rename various ''modules'' in QC.
This is an ''all or nothing'' change for the new ''title''.

Please be careful as it may have strange results - namely utter confusion from long time QC users.
Also, there are some ''hard coded'' occurrences of ''Cycle'' (in your case) that you cannot change.

I just tried this value for **REPLACE_TITLE** (i had to add it to my site parameters list):
cycle;iteration;cycles;iterations

I worked, mostly. I had a few places where it still said ''cycle''.
TEST this FIRST on a TEST instance of QC.

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Here are the formal directions:

Generally, an admin can rename any ALM module for all projects by adding the **''REPLACE_TITLE''** parameter in the Site Configuration tab.

Syntax for the value is (without quotes):

*''original title [singular];new title [singular];original title [plural];new title [plural]''*

Limitations for this method:

1) It cannot recognize non English characters as parameter value.

2) The Parameter will affect all projects.

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I you wish to go into the DATACONST table for a given project, you can actually make a ''title'' change for one project at a time.

Use the same parameter name and value syntax as above.

Example (go into tables for your project, then:

*INSERT INTO DATACONST VALUES ('REPLACE_TITLE', 'Cycle;Iteration;Cycles;Iterations')*

Be careful, this will occur for one project at a time and will NOT show up in the Site Parameters tab in site admin -- it may be confusing later if you change admins and they wonder how one project behaves differently than the others. Document this modification for future admins and(and you possible forgetfulness).

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