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