Feature #27916

Add "%value_id%" option to "Link values to URL" for key/value list custom fields

Added by Josh Hansen about 5 years ago. Updated about 2 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Custom fields
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Problem Description: Key/value list allows a list of items for selection. These item allow the name of the item to be changed while retaining the id of the item. When filtering on such an item, the id is used (in contrast to a normal list where the name is used). However, when the 'Link values to URL' option is used, the %value% expands to the name of the entry. This prevents use of the 'Link values to URL' as a pre-defined filter on the item.

Solution: Modify 'Link values to URL' to support a new value %value_id% which expands to the id of the item.

For Custom key/value list "IT System":
  • id=3 name="Mail server"
  • id=4 name="Database server"
Link values to URL:
  • value https://server.org/?it_system=%value% expands to https://server.org/?it_system=Mail server (existing behavior)
  • value https://server.org/?it_system=%value_id% expands to https://server.org/?it_system=3 (new behavior)


#1 Updated by Igor Timofeev over 2 years ago

+1 no way to make the field clickable, like "target version".

Suggest also "key_id" for the name of the variable.

#2 Updated by Chris Lockwood about 2 years ago

It would be great if this worked for multiple regex matches (I'm not talking groups) translating them into multiple links.

#3 Updated by Go MAEDA about 2 years ago

I think the suggested "%value_id%" is only useful in very limited situations because admins cannot assign any id number they want to a value.

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