I'm looking for a part-time remote job.

Hire me

I'm the author of:

Mastering Redmine is a comprehensive guide with tips, tricks and best practices, and an easy-to-learn structure.

Check the book's project or

Buy the book

Social pages of the book:

By buying this book you also donate to Redmine (see this page).

Follow me:

Feature #1003

Support possibility to use custom field value as an alias for issue ID

Added by Andriy Lesyuk about 13 years ago. Updated almost 13 years ago.

Target version:
Start date:
15 Oct 2010
Due date:
23 Oct 2010
% Done:



On the project we use special project code for issues. This code looks like PPPXXXX where XXXX is a number. We do remember this code but do not remember Redmine issue ID. For now I set aliases for issue IDs. But it’s not an ideal solution... And I thought why not letting users to set which custom field to use as an alias for an issue?..

The problem is that it can be too expensive to check all messages for all values of a custom field. The solution I see is to require regular expression (custom fields support this) and to reject if no regexp is set (saying with a message “This custom field does not have reg. exp.”).

Sample query:

User: Use Alt ID as an alias for issue ID

Such functionality will also let project managers and developer to set aliases for all employees... This can be useful for some projects.


#1 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk about 13 years ago

  • Target version set to 1.04

#2 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk about 13 years ago

  • Start date changed from 14 Oct 2010 to 15 Oct 2010
  • Status changed from Open to In Progress

#3 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk about 13 years ago

  • % Done changed from 0 to 10

#4 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk about 13 years ago

  • % Done changed from 10 to 100
  • Status changed from In Progress to Closed
  • Due date set to 23 Oct 2010

Done. But this context should be used with caution - bad regexp in string custom field can dramatically slow down Orangutan...

#5 Updated by Andriy Lesyuk almost 13 years ago

  • Tracker changed from Improvement to Feature
  • Project changed from Orangutan to Orangutan::Redmine

Also available in: Atom PDF

Terms of use | Privacy policy