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renaming a module

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In Business Central, a client wants to rename the /Project/ module to a new name. How can we change the name/Project/ to the new name throughout the entire system without replacing each instance individually?
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    YUN ZHU Profile Picture
    YUN ZHU 61,962 Super User on at
    renaming a module
    Teddy is right, this is not recommended. But you can try to do it simply by using a translation file. Object caption can also be modified in this way.
    More details: Dynamics 365 Business Central: Changing caption/name of existing field (Two ways)
    Hope this helps.
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    TeddyH Profile Picture
    TeddyH 12,773 Super User on at
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    I don't recommend this. Changing the name is a big task, and you need to go through the entire system.
    If they insist, you could change the name only for pages and reports that the users will use. You also need to educate them that the original name is "Project" so they can search online if they need assistance.
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    gdrenteria 3,574 Super User on at
    renaming a module
    Certainly, a change of this nature is not recommended, and we surely couldn't do it to the level that MS has done.
    As I share with you, MS has also done an exhaustive job of changing the name from Jobs to Projects.
    If you compare the versions, you will know everything that is involved.
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    Valentin Castravet Profile Picture
    Valentin Castravet 5,208 Super User on at
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    This is not a good idea. Its not best practice to rename out of the box names in the system. The client simply needs to get used to the system assigned names.
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    Saurav.Dhyani 11,228 User Group Leader on at
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    If you are referring to project (jobs) in Business Central Base App then there is no easy way. You will have to do it Page & Report individually.
    Saurav Dhyani

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