Feature #461

Support bulk updating of custom fields

Added by Johnathan Conley almost 11 years ago. Updated over 6 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Custom fields
Target version:0.9.0


Would be nice to be able to bulk update on custom fields.
Also to perform bulk updates on subprojects items (the subproject item select boxes are currently disabled in a
subprojects=all query)

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Patch #2560: Bulk Edit of Custom Fields Closed 2009-01-22
Related to Redmine - Defect #4505: Bulk edit issue don't show "is_for_all" custom fields Closed 2009-12-30
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #1579: Bulk edit custom fields Closed 2008-07-04
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #4506: Allow bulk edit of other field_formats Closed 2009-12-30

Associated revisions

Revision 2316
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 9 years ago

Ability to bulk edit custom fields of type 'list' (#461).

Revision 3278
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 8 years ago

Allow bulk edit custom fields of any type (#461).


#1 Updated by gabriel scolan about 10 years ago


#3 Updated by Ewan Makepeace about 10 years ago


#4 Updated by Ewan Makepeace almost 10 years ago

I know I am already +1 on this but I have just hit a wall on this issue and would like to bump it again. My story is this:

We use a variation (bastard stepchild perhaps) of the Scrum methodology which requires everyone to be working on a set of tasks assigned by monthly 'sprint'. We have just closed the August sprints and are now planning the September sprints - as a first step I need to move all uncompleted tasks that were in progress in August to September.

We track the Sprint with a global custom field, because developers work across multiple projects and I need a unified field to show for example all closed tasks for a given sprint for a given developer. Target Version does not work here because it is specific to a single project.

We are really relying on RedMine more and more to run our business, but today I go to roll over everyone's open tasks to September and I realise that I must edit them one by one (111 of them) which on the slow network we enjoy in Indonesia will take me over half a day.

PLEASE add custom (global) fields to the bulk edit form?

#5 Updated by Robert Hatfield over 9 years ago


We use Redmine in the same way as Ewan above. Multiple users have asked me why they cannot bulk edit the sprint custom field.

#6 Updated by Reach Everywhere over 9 years ago


#7 Updated by Ewan Makepeace over 9 years ago

Have uploaded a patch for this: #2560

#8 Updated by Ewan Makepeace over 9 years ago

I think this issue is closed by this patch: Patch #2560

#9 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 8 years ago

  • Category set to Custom fields
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 0.9.0
  • Resolution set to Fixed

All types of custom fields can now be bulk edit (r3278).

#10 Updated by Pedro Gutierrez over 6 years ago

I spent sometime reading this closed issue until I realised that it was only for issue specific custom fields.

The rest: project level custom fields, version level custom fields... can't be bulk edited even if not explicity stated.

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