Feature #366

Custom field for issue status

Added by bajs bajs over 12 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

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I would like custom fields for issue statuses, so that one can for example a status called ToMerge with description
of "All done, waiting for merge-day".

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #2568: Issue status documentation New 2009-01-23
Related to Redmine - Feature #705: Wiki links on field names New 2008-02-21
Related to Redmine - Feature #442: Add a description for trackers Closed


#1 Updated by bajs bajs over 12 years ago

So a description field would do, yes.

#2 Updated by bajs bajs over 12 years ago

A description would be nice to have documentation for
site-specific stuff inside the issue tracker itself.

A site-specific status might be the one I wrote. Maybe more
formal like "Issue resolved in development branch. Will be
merged into the production branch next Merge Day, resolving
the issue. Merge Days are the third wednesday of every

Or WaitCPU with description "Waiting for CPU cluster to be

Some systems use "Pending". It's not always clear what
means. In this case "Pending" meant "Pending
or other data from customer".

#3 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 12 years ago

You can create a new status named "ToMerge". Just go
in Admin -> Issue tracking -> Issue statuses.

I can't see how custom fields could be usefull for statuses.
Do you just need to add a "description" field for each
status ?

#4 Updated by Yves-Eric Martin almost 9 years ago

+1 on adding a description field to the statuses.

#5 Updated by Terence Mill almost 9 years ago

More Description fields in general would be useful.

See related Issue #6964, descriptions fields for roles, and descriptions for workflows/trackersd would be useful also.

#6 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Custom fields

#7 Updated by Daniel Felix almost 7 years ago

Well, in my opinion, this could be closed. You can define some custom fields like you want.
Just add some custom field to your ticket as status description and everything should be fine, doesn't it? :)

#8 Updated by Dipan Mehta over 6 years ago

I think instead of having custom fields on issue statuses - what is more desirable is to have contextual help framework which tells users "what to do" depending on the status of the issue (for every field).

See Related #2568, #705, #442 for more information.

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