Feature #4637

add field description/instructions

Added by Burt Culver about 8 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:2010-01-23
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:Custom fields
Target version:-


In order to make it easier for users to use Redmine, I'd like to see a Field Description that could be defined by an admin that would cause help text to appear if the user hovered their mouse over the field name. This is especially true for custom fields. So, for example for the field "Resolution" if a user hovered over the field name they would get pop-up text saying "This is the final outcome for the ticket and the main reason it was closed. It is to be set by the issue resolver."

We have a wiki page of all the field definitions and their usages and it would be great to integrate that with the ticket submition page.

mouseover.png (22.7 KB) Toshi MARUYAMA, 2015-04-04 10:18

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #5201: Description field for Tracker setting Closed 2010-03-10
Related to Redmine - Feature #15699: Description for custom fields Closed
Related to Redmine - Patch #19296: Include custom fields description in project settings and... Closed


#1 Updated by Ryan Cross about 7 years ago


#2 Updated by Mischa The Evil about 4 years ago

#3 Updated by Sebastian Paluch almost 3 years ago

This is great and very needed. added as part of #15699. Unfortunately, the tooltip is shown only in issue edit form. For sure, it should be added to project configuration page so that project admins knows what fields to chose.

#5 Updated by Go MAEDA almost 3 years ago

  • Related to Patch #19296: Include custom fields description in project settings and issue view added

#6 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA almost 3 years ago

  • File mouseover.png added
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Resolution set to Fixed

Fixed by #19296.

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