One of the great things about custom report types is that you can renamed the field labels on the columns. This could be done if say you wanted a CSV export to have column headers that confirm to a naming standard other than your current salesforce field names. However, with great numbers of fields, comes great amounts of time renaming the field labels. Is there a way that I can perform a mass update to a custom report type to change the labels on a field. I do have a CSV that maps the Salesforce API name to the new Label, just not sure how to do it programmatically.

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The only way I can think of to do it is to edit the XML for Custom Report Type directly, and to change the labels in that. You can do it with Eclipse, etc.

  • Could you provide a link to a how to on that. I am familiar with eclipse, just not with editing metadata that much. Mar 9, 2018 at 5:51

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