Feature #14487

Delete issue history

Added by Ribald Drobens about 9 years ago. Updated almost 3 years ago.

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Is there an easy way to delete issue history?

("#123 has been renamed", "% done has been changed from x to y")

It would come handy for someone setting up an existing (real world-) project in redmine in a trial-error kind of style.

For me it takes a lot of iterations to find good from-/end dates, issue names, relations etc. Thats why my issue history is full of "spam" after a while.
When I finally provide access to the customer, he can follow all my renaming steps and so on - which looks kind of indecisive.

redmine_delete_journal.patch Magnifier (4.21 KB) Patrik Halfar, 2015-01-29 22:50

Related issues

Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #14678: Add the ability to delete auto comments Closed


#1 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA about 9 years ago

  • Category set to Issues

#2 Updated by Ebrahim Mohammadi over 8 years ago

Maybe it would be better to let user merge multiple comments together.

#3 Updated by Konstantin Ashaev over 8 years ago

Yeah, some users edit their issues fairly often and it is becoming hard to see important notes which were made sometime ago.

#4 Updated by Patrik Halfar over 7 years ago

this request is older then year, anyway here is patch which add this functionality, (require enable permission for role, so it is possible disable it later).

The idea about merge some comments sound good as well, but not so simple for quickfix.

Another idea how to sovle this issue is possibility allow 'planning' phase for project -> in this phase any changes will save, so there is possible prepare whole project without history of changes, and when ready for realization switch project to 'realization' phase, in this phase standard behavior as current is and switch back to 'planning' phase should not be allowed.

Anyway I hope this patch help you.

#5 Updated by elek geek almost 7 years ago

I tried this one, thanks a lot. But, bear in mind that if a file is attached to the history post that you want to delete, the file stays there and you need to manually delete the file from the file list in the yellow area of that issue.

I think it is better to handle this matter such that when a history post is deleted, the associated file with that post be deleted as well.

#6 Updated by Go MAEDA about 3 years ago

  • Duplicated by Feature #14678: Add the ability to delete auto comments added

#7 Updated by Forrest Buchanan almost 3 years ago

User of this page delete issue history. For this sake people just not have any idea about writing services because they are not telling us about these kind of pages. I will trying to safe it but it's not possible. Anyhow hope i can safe it for me.

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