Automatic "Relates To" Option for Copied Issue?

Added by Ryan Melville over 11 years ago

Hi,

We're firing up Redmine at our organization.

Sometimes we want to create a new issue based on an existing issue. For example, create an issue to track the creation of a regression test case to cover the bug tracked in an existing issue.

So, I tried the "Copy" action on the original Bug issue. I was able to generate a new issue successfully. But I expected an automatic cross-reference between the two issues. I.e., something like a "Relates To" entry in each referencing the other.

Does this exist and I'm missing it? Or, would this be a good thing to add?

Regards,

Ryan

Replies (4)

RE: Automatic "Relates To" Option for Copied Issue? - Added by Felix Schäfer over 11 years ago

It doesn't exist, and you're the first that to my knowledge seeks a feature like that. Maybe you could write a plugin that would provide this kind of functionality, but I doubt a feature request would make it into core, sorry.

RE: Automatic "Relates To" Option for Copied Issue? - Added by Mischa The Evil over 11 years ago

There is an existing patch #987 which covers this feature. It's something I've used in my private Redmine instance and worked pretty well for me. YMMV!

Regards...

RE: Automatic "Relates To" Option for Copied Issue? - Added by Ryan Melville over 11 years ago

Ah, excellent. Thanks, Mischa (The Evil)! That's an awfully nice thing for an Evil person to do - maybe you're not as Evil as you think. :)

Looks like there are several previous requests for this:

- Patch #987
- Feature #1881
- Feature #5238

Now I have to decide whether to patch, which I'm assuming makes future upgrades more cumbersome... I wonder if this can be done with a plugin instead of a patch? Alas, I know nothing about Redmine plugins or Ruby.

Or, a future version of Redmine could incorporate a variant of this small patch to provide a "Create Related Issue" link on an existing issue's page. That would preserve the existing "Copy" behavior.

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