Creating global (default) categories.
It would be great if Categories could be created globally for all projects besides for each project independently. In my case I have too many project where almost all of them features the same categories and it is kinda tiresome creating categories for each project.
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#1 Updated by Mark Hagers about 12 years ago
This feature is very high on our wish list as well. Specifically it would be nice to be able to use categories in a sub project that are defined in the parent project.
We work with a long running project and we create weekly builds. Each weekly build is managed in a sub project, and it's rather tedious to recreate the categories for every sub project. being able to create them once in the parent project (or indeed globally) would be much more convenient.
#21 Updated by Dan Mick about 7 years ago
Honestly I was confused and shocked to find that the default was not "superprojects can filter on all subprojects' categories"; I don't even understand a data model where that's not obviously true. Please consider this; the usage as it stands is just weird for subprojects (the category appears in issue lists but cannot be used as a search filter....guh..?...)
#22 Updated by Robin Lutz over 6 years ago
I was so happy when I found the issue categories. They are perfect to mark issues for meetings. But today, when I tried to filter for my categories, I had to find out, that you cannot filter over several projects. I guess my understanding of using issue categories are totally different from the programmer's.
The filter should search for the tag name in subprojects and not the tag id. With this method, you could make global categories by adding the same category to every project.
Dan Mick, I feel with you.
#30 Updated by Tomasz Janicki over 2 years ago
- File Custom-Global.jpg added
For those who need to report time (or simply filter) using a global ID (aka. Global Category), please use Custom Fields, either on Issues or Project and they have be of List type. As attached.
If used on issues then "Projects -> For all projects" needs to be selected !
List can only be maintained by the Admin though
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