Patch #20063

Add "issue#<number>" syntax for issue links

Added by Olivier Houdas over 2 years ago. Updated 3 months ago.

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Description

For most Redmine items (news, documents, wiki articles...), the link displays the title as the link's text, and follows the syntax: news#<number>, document#<number>, etc.

For issues, the only syntax is simply #<number>, and shows the issue number as the link's text.

This patch adds the syntax issue#<number>, and will display the bug title followed by the bug status as the link text.
The patch does not remove anything, it only adds a new syntax.

IssueLinkFormatting.patch Magnifier (2.35 KB) Olivier Houdas, 2015-06-10 11:49

20063-Redmine-3.4.1.patch Magnifier (1.94 KB) Olivier Houdas, 2017-07-13 11:37

issue-link-sample.png (4.99 KB) Go MAEDA, 2017-07-14 07:18


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #26465: Make the format of issue links configurable New

History

#1 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 2 years ago

  • Category changed from Issues to Text formatting

#2 Updated by Olivier Houdas 3 months ago

Here is the patch for Redmine 3.4.1

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA 3 months ago

Interesting feature. I think this patch makes Redmine links more consistent.
Here is an example. "issue#14" is converted as follows:

#4 Updated by Fernando Hartmann 3 months ago

+1

#5 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 3 months ago

I agree that supporting the issue#id is a good idea and will make redmine links more consistent, but I'm not sure that is a good idea to have different formats for displaying the issue title. Maybe is better to have a setting to choose the issue title format (like we have for users).

#6 Updated by Olivier Houdas 3 months ago

@Marius: I'm not sure what you mean by "to have different formats for displaying the issue title".
The added format is simply putting the link title of the #<number> tooltip into the link text itself when using issue#<number>. There is no change of format, apart a colon replaced by brackets to avoid colon repetition:
#14 -> link text "14" with tooltip: "Bug: Private issue on public project (New)"
issue#14 -> link text "14: (Bug) Private issue on public project (New)" with no tooltip

#7 Updated by Robert Schneider 3 months ago

+1

I have created another issue for the format thing: #26465. Would you mind considering this as well?

#8 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 3 months ago

Olivier Houdas wrote:

@Marius: I'm not sure what you mean by "to have different formats for displaying the issue title".
The added format is simply putting the link title of the #<number> tooltip into the link text itself when using issue#<number>. There is no change of format, apart a colon replaced by brackets to avoid colon repetition:

Exactly what you said, having different formats for issue links depending on the syntax used:

#14 -> link text "14" with tooltip: "Bug: Private issue on public project (New)"
issue#14 -> link text "14: (Bug) Private issue on public project (New)" with no tooltip

#9 Updated by Marius BALTEANU 3 months ago

Robert Schneider wrote:

+1

I have created another issue for the format thing: #26465. Would you mind considering this as well?

In my opinion, I think it is better to track the format change in a new issue.

#10 Updated by Robert Schneider 3 months ago

In my opinion, I think it is better to track the format change in a new issue.

Isn't #26465 a new issue?

#11 Updated by Olivier Houdas 3 months ago

Well, you have the short display (with #<nb>) and the extended display (with issue#<nb>). I don't see why it should be an issue to add the possibility to have a new formatting.
At least, in my company, I've implemented this patch for more than 2 years now, and both forms are used alternatively by users, depending on what they need, and nobody ever complained about being mislead by the two syntaxes.

#12 Updated by Robert Schneider 3 months ago

Okay, it's just a patch. Of course, the format can be changed. I just thought that it may finds its way into Redmine and then it would have been nice if the Redmine settings could offer an option for that.

#13 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA 2 months ago

  • Related to Feature #26465: Make the format of issue links configurable added

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