Feature #10363

Allow to set blank value for date/text fields while bulk editing

Added by St├ęphane Gourichon almost 6 years ago. Updated almost 5 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:UI
Target version:-
Resolution:Duplicate

Description

Hi all,

I search issues for various combinations of bulk/batch/edit/date, found various issues but nothing related to this.

Summary

Appreciated feature on single edit

When editing single issue, one can empty date fields (start, due date), that is :
  • state before edit = field contains a date
  • state after edit = field is blank.

Missing feature on bulk edit

When bulk editing, empty field in edit form means "do not change", not "remove value". Have I missed something ?

How to reproduce / usage scenario

  • open issue list
  • select several issues that have "start date" or "due date"
  • right-click, in menu choose "edit"
  • bulk edit page opens
  • try to express that you want "start date" and/or "due date" to be empty after edit

expected

  • see either an option, a conventional value, or, suggestion : a check box that says "remove value"
  • click on checkbox
  • click on "submit"
  • see that date fields are now empty

observed

  • wonder how to express that you want "start date" and/or "due date" to be empty after edit
  • click on "submit"
  • see that date fields are unchanged

Thank you for our attention.

PS: I'm wondering if this should be categorized as "UI" or "issues". This seemed to me more of a UI issue, not a big deal on issue handling side. Please correct if I chose wrong.


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Defect #12775: Non-dictionary type custom field values lost when copying... Closed
Duplicates Redmine - Feature #2199: Ability to clear dates and text fields when bulk editing ... Closed

History

#1 Updated by Etienne Massip almost 6 years ago

  • Target version set to Candidate for next major release

Would rather add a special first item <keep actual value>,selected by default?

#2 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang almost 5 years ago

  • Subject changed from In bulk edit empty date fields to Allow to set blank value for date/text fields while bulk editing

#3 Updated by Daniel Felix almost 5 years ago

  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version deleted (Candidate for next major release)
  • Resolution set to Duplicate

I'm closing this in favor of #2199 which is pretty much the same feature request.

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