Custom fields List vs Key/value List

Added by Christophe KUPIEC over 3 years ago

I can't understand the difference betwween "List" and "Key/value List" in Custom Fields.
Can you give me some examples ?
I don't find any in Redmine Help guide ( RedmineCustomFields )

Thanks.

Replies (6)

RE: Custom fields List vs Key/value List - Added by Maxim Krušina over 3 years ago

Exactly the same trouble here!

RE: Custom fields List vs Key/value List - Added by Zer Guz almost 3 years ago

Let's say you have a "list" type with the following items:
  • Value1
  • Value2

Then you assign to the particular instance Value1.

Later on you change your list to:
  • ValueOne
  • ValueTwo

Your particular instance will still have assigned older Value1. With "key/value list" type all the instances will change to the new value.

RE: Custom fields List vs Key/value List - Added by Sungjin Kim over 2 years ago

In the case of Key / value list, after the issue is registered, if you modify the value of the custom field, the Key / value list item of the registered issue also changes.

RE: Custom fields List vs Key/value List - Added by Jean A. almost 2 years ago

How to manage entries in Key/value List?

  1. First, you must create the custom field
  2. Then, a field Possible values will appear with a link to Edit (create/update/delete) values

NB: it is possible to reorder values and Activate/Deactivate them.

RE: Custom fields List vs Key/value List - Added by shawn freeman 6 months ago

Would it be accurate to say that the existing list is "value by copy", whereas the new key-value list is "value by reference"? For my, key-value some implies that I should be able to provide a KEY and a VALUE, but in fact the KEY is internal to Redmine.

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