Use issue as custom field

Added by max deforet about 1 year ago

Hi all,
I do not know whether I'm submitting this question to the right place.
I'd like to set up Redmine for the following system:
- 10 users + 1 manager
- 2 funding sources A and B

I'd like to be able to use Redmine to allow users to request the manager to place orders, using funding source A or B.
For instance:
- User #3 wants to purchase XXX, using $200 of funding source A.
- User #9 wants to purchase YYY, using $1300 of funding source B.

The manager needs to see all requests, and take care of them in order.
Then, I want that all users to see how much money was spent on each of the funding sources A and B, and also how much money is left.

I could set up a custom field "funding source" with A and B as possible value. However, I'd like all users to be able to add a funding source without going to "administration settings". I was thinking I could create a new project "funding source", where each issue would be a new funding source. And the custom field "funding source" would be automatically updated.

Is it possible to do such a thing with Redmine? Maybe with a plugin?
If not, do you know of any software that could do this?

Thanks a lot for your help!

Replies (1)

RE: Use issue as custom field - Added by Bernhard Rohloff about 1 year ago

Hi Max,

welcome to the Redmine community!
Unfortunately custom fields are not editable by the normal user, yet. So adding new fields always requires going to the admin settings. Perhaps you can help yourself out by using categories as field for your funding sources. Categories can be added by users and edited by managers so they would meet your requirements on this point. The thing with how much money is left is a harder nut to crack. If you don't want to update it manually I don't think there is any way around developing a custom plugin.

Kind regards,