Feature #461

Support bulk updating of custom fields

Added by Johnathan Conley almost 15 years ago. Updated over 10 years ago.

Status:ClosedStart date:
Priority:NormalDue date:
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Category:Custom fields
Target version:0.9.0


Would be nice to be able to bulk update on custom fields.
Also to perform bulk updates on subprojects items (the subproject item select boxes are currently disabled in a
subprojects=all query)

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Patch #2560: Bulk Edit of Custom Fields Closed 2009-01-22
Related to Redmine - Defect #4505: Bulk edit issue don't show "is_for_all" custom fields Closed 2009-12-30
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #1579: Bulk edit custom fields Closed 2008-07-04
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #4506: Allow bulk edit of other field_formats Closed 2009-12-30

Associated revisions

Revision 2316
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 13 years ago

Ability to bulk edit custom fields of type 'list' (#461).

Revision 3278
Added by Jean-Philippe Lang over 12 years ago

Allow bulk edit custom fields of any type (#461).


#1 Updated by gabriel scolan about 14 years ago


#3 Updated by Ewan Makepeace about 14 years ago


#4 Updated by Ewan Makepeace almost 14 years ago

I know I am already +1 on this but I have just hit a wall on this issue and would like to bump it again. My story is this:

We use a variation (bastard stepchild perhaps) of the Scrum methodology which requires everyone to be working on a set of tasks assigned by monthly 'sprint'. We have just closed the August sprints and are now planning the September sprints - as a first step I need to move all uncompleted tasks that were in progress in August to September.

We track the Sprint with a global custom field, because developers work across multiple projects and I need a unified field to show for example all closed tasks for a given sprint for a given developer. Target Version does not work here because it is specific to a single project.

We are really relying on RedMine more and more to run our business, but today I go to roll over everyone's open tasks to September and I realise that I must edit them one by one (111 of them) which on the slow network we enjoy in Indonesia will take me over half a day.

PLEASE add custom (global) fields to the bulk edit form?

#5 Updated by Robert Hatfield over 13 years ago


We use Redmine in the same way as Ewan above. Multiple users have asked me why they cannot bulk edit the sprint custom field.

#6 Updated by Reach Everywhere over 13 years ago


#7 Updated by Ewan Makepeace over 13 years ago

Have uploaded a patch for this: #2560

#8 Updated by Ewan Makepeace over 13 years ago

I think this issue is closed by this patch: Patch #2560

#9 Updated by Jean-Philippe Lang over 12 years ago

  • Category set to Custom fields
  • Status changed from New to Closed
  • Target version set to 0.9.0
  • Resolution set to Fixed

All types of custom fields can now be bulk edit (r3278).

#10 Updated by Pedro Gutierrez over 10 years ago

I spent sometime reading this closed issue until I realised that it was only for issue specific custom fields.

The rest: project level custom fields, version level custom fields... can't be bulk edited even if not explicity stated.

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