Create multiple tasks at once

Added by Donovan F. about 8 years ago

Redmine version 2.3.3.stable
Ruby version 1.9.3-p448 (2013-06-27) [x86_64-linux]
Rails version 3.2.13
Environment production
Database adapter Mysql2
Redmine plugins:
no plugin installed

Hi !

I actually use Redmine to plan several tasks in my organization. (A news website to be clear).

Thought it's not the main Redmine's goal, I think that its interface is more user-friendly than others and the customization is so powerful.

In my case, I have created some specific trackers wich admit children. For example, in a company, a task "Command" can be devided in subtasks like "Billing" / "Shipping"...

The point is : Can we create automatically children tasks when we create the parent one ? I mean, to avoid to always create the same subtasks one by one for each parents, is there a plugin or a method to generate the subtasks ?

In my example, creating the 3 tasks will be so boring while we might be able to generate the 2 subtasks when we create the "Command" one.

Otherwise, if you think that Redmine isn't the best choice, could you show me better tools ?

Thanks for your future answer !

Replies (3)

RE: Create multiple tasks at once - Added by Mario Scondo about 8 years ago

Hello Donovan,

do you know the utilization of templates in change management (ITIL)? Redmine also supports to copy datasets (issues) and their child datasets. But compared to other ITIL tools it does not support to mark datasets as templates.

Without the need to develop a plugin this feature could be helpful. Just try it :-)

RE: Create multiple tasks at once - Added by Chris Becker over 6 years ago

(duplicate from

Copying ONE issue and its child issues is a natively built-in feature and thus works just fine.

But is there a way do do this multiple times? Like re-creating one issue (including its children) twenty or fifty times?

What parts of the default plugin (as created in the voting tutorial or a core element would have to be changed?

Where can I find the code for the native issue Copy function?

Or - if all this is too complicated - how would I write my plugin to point to a php file that manipulates the SQL database directly?