Setting custom fields through Email

Added by Carmen De Vito over 12 years ago

Issue - Setting custom fields through email body

Hello everyone,

I have been looking all over for this answer, but it seems to still elude me. I have new issues being fed in through email. I know that the project and tracker can currently be set in the body of the email by having Project: VALUE, but I was wondering if it was possible to use that same functionality for other fields, like due_date, or better yet custom fields added to an issue.

Environment Info

OS: CentOS 5.4 x86_64
Kernel Version: 2.6.18.164.15.1.el5
Ruby Version: ruby 1.8.6 (2009-08-04 patchlevel 383) [x86_64-linux]
Rails Version: 2.3.5
Database Version: MySQL 5.0.77-4
Ruby Server: Apache 2.2.3 w/ Phusion Passenger 2.2.11

Gems Installed:
  • actionmailer (2.3.5)
  • actionpack (2.3.5)
  • activerecord (2.3.5)
  • activeresource (2.3.5)
  • activesupport (2.3.5)
  • fastthread (1.0.7)
  • mysql (2.8.1)
  • passenger (2.2.11)
  • rack (1.0.1)
  • rails (2.3.5)
  • rake (0.8.7)
  • RbST (0.1.2)

script/about output

About your application's environment
Ruby version 1.8.6 (x86_64-linux)
RubyGems version 1.3.6
Rack version 1.0
Rails version 2.3.5
Active Record version 2.3.5
Active Resource version 2.3.5
Action Mailer version 2.3.5
Active Support version 2.3.5
Application root /var/www/sites/support.fcp.biz
Environment production
Database adapter mysql
Database schema version 20100221100219

About your Redmine plugins
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Redmine Graphs plugin 0.1.0
Global filter plugin 0.0.1
Redmine System Notification plugin 0.2.0
reStructuredText formatter 0.0.1

Replies (3)

RE: Setting custom fields through Email - Added by Carmen De Vito over 12 years ago

Ok,

Apparently my issue doesn't seem to affect custom fields, but I cannot get the emails to override the due date for an issue. I am trying to change it like the following

Due Date: 2010-05-25

But I have also tried all of these variations as well:

DueDate:
Due Date:
Due date:
Issue Due Date:

Any suggestions?

RE: Setting custom fields through Email - Added by Pedro Gutierrez over 11 years ago

Hi Carmen,
I have the same problem you reported and just stumbled upon your post.
I couldn't help but notice that you didn't get any answer... :-(

Anyway, did you manage to update mandatory custom fields through email? Or did you give it up?

RE: Setting custom fields through Email - Added by Mischa The Evil almost 11 years ago

Carmen De Vito wrote:

Ok,

Apparently my issue doesn't seem to affect custom fields, but I cannot get the emails to override the due date for an issue. I am trying to change it like the following

Due Date: 2010-05-25

But I have also tried all of these variations as well:

DueDate:
Due Date:
Due date:
Issue Due Date:

Any suggestions?

Pedro Gutierrez wrote:

Hi Carmen,
I have the same problem you reported and just stumbled upon your post.
I couldn't help but notice that you didn't get any answer... :-(

As explained in #5595: use "Start date: YYYY-MM-DD" and/or "Due date: YYYY-MM-DD".

Anyway, did you manage to update mandatory custom fields through email? Or did you give it up?

With current Redmine versions this should be possible. Just include them as keyword:value pairs in your emails like:

Custom field name: value (for booleans: Yes/No)

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