add custom fields that are calculations of other fields
My company wants to score issues on a issue level rather than a project level. In order to do so we'd like a custom field that can be a calculation based on other issue fields. For example, we could have a custom field called score that would be a sum of priority * custom field priority_weight + time_estimate * custom field time_est_weight + custom field risk * custom field risk_weight + custom filed income_potential * custom field income_potential_weight, where weight would be some number between -10 and 10.
Adding custom fields that allowed calculation would give us the flexibility to do this. The field could be something like a formula field in a google doc spreadsheet. ie: my_custom_field = if(est_time > 3, 10, 5)*est_time_weight
That might be a lot to do, but it would be the ultimate in flexibility. All we need is simple addition/subtraction and multiplication. Although multiplying times "severity" field might be hard if it isn't an integer already.
Is it possible to sponsor work? If so, how much does it cost? (I ask without yet having the boss's approval mind you).
#1 Updated by chris madler over 3 years ago
Support the motion. In my company something very similar is needed: a field priority, which is calculated from the issue's "business_value" and "development_effort" ie priority is highest when business value is greatest and development_effort is lowest, and vice-versa.
#4 Updated by Matthias Neubert about 2 years ago
We would need it to. I just wanted to create a new Issue for this, but I found this one here.
Could a developer of redmine please post some opinions or informations about this?
If we would know more about it and redmine internals we even would be able to contribute to redmine project.