Feature #5220

Subcategories or multiple category tags or multi-select custom fields

Added by Gabe Bourque almost 13 years ago. Updated about 6 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2010-03-30
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Target version:-


Let me start out by saying that I'm quite impressed with Redmine and how far it's come.

I'll likely look to implement this but there are a couple features that seem to be either missing or not quite 100%. The biggest one that I think I'll need more than any other (that is outstanding) is:

I'd like to be able to have subcategories or some way of organizing a simple hierarchy within a project. For example, I open a new issue in project A. It involves an issue with project A's web interface. I can categorize that use Category perfectly now. But I'd like to be able to assign a subcategory of 'Admin Screen' along with the category 'Web Interface'. Possible implementations:

1. Create subproject 'Web Interface' to parent project 'A'. I can do this now and it would work but I'd need to be able to be viewing the project 'A' and when I create a new issue, I'd need to be able to create it from project 'A' but for subproject 'Web Interface'. I really don't like this approach even if I could do this.

2. Sub-Category field. This would be perfect but isn't available in trunk (or 0.9.x as far as I know). There is a patch out there but hasn't been touched in a while and has fallen out of sync with code. The only other thing with this though to mention is obviously it's only two level (category->subcategories)

3. Allow selection of multiple category fields. So 'Web Interface' and 'Admin Screen' would be categories and I could chose/tag BOTH of those as categories for the issue. This ok for reporting and whatnot and would satisfy my need I guess.

4. Allow multiple selection of custom fields to basically create a custom field to replace the category field and implement the same as number 3 above.

I may be missing other ideas but from what I've come up with from searching and whatnot, this seems to be it.

Am I missing any new developments or ideas? I'm sort of surprised this feature/function is still outstanding and would love to see a direction taken. I'm willing to participate and help move this forward with the help of others.

Can we resume the discussion and get this feature banged out?


Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #1189: Multiselect custom fields Closed 2008-05-06
Related to Redmine - Feature #3718: Sevaral categories for an issue New 2009-08-06
Related to Redmine - Feature #3966: Tickets Subcategories New 2009-10-04
Related to Redmine - Feature #15387: Hierarchical categories (nestable) New
Duplicated by Redmine - Feature #7761: Add ability to add multiple Assignees and categories to s... Closed 2011-03-02


#1 Updated by Raphael Sofaer over 12 years ago

Moving issue categories to be tags/labels would be great. I've been wanting to tag things as 'javascript' and 'ajax', or as 'javascript' and 'filters', for instance.

#2 Updated by Deoren Moor over 8 years ago


This would be huge for us.

#3 Updated by Shown Tien over 8 years ago

This also help us a lot!

#4 Updated by Shown Tien over 8 years ago

great help if apply

#5 Updated by John Pisani over 8 years ago

+1. This would come in handy as long as existing values and to a lesser extent custom queries aren't adversely affected.

#6 Updated by Aleksej Lebedev about 8 years ago


#7 Updated by Anh Le Giang almost 7 years ago


#8 Updated by Maxim KruĊĦina about 6 years ago

#9 Updated by Jared Davenport about 6 years ago

+1 on subcategories.

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