Add custom field type that allows multiple values
It would be very handy to have some kind of multi-value custom field control, such as a checked list.
The specific application I have in my mind, which will help me illustrate this, is to record what technologies pertain to a particular issue.
I might have the possible values enumerated as "MS SQL", "MySql", "C#", and "Ruby". Then if I have an issue that requires some work done with MS SQL, my DBA (who currently lacks the tools and/or training to work in C# or Ruby) could quickly filter the open issues and see what she could contribute.
As it stands now I'd have to either define a text box and rely on nobody typing "MSSQL" instead of "MS SQL" when searching, or I'd have to create a custom field for each possible technology (the actual list could be way longer than 4 items).
The ideal interface would look like the section for adding Watchers (which is awesome by the way).
Updated by Eric Hollering almost 14 years ago
Definitely a duplication -- I did search though, I promise. ;)
However, if possible, I still want to promote the same interface that is used for Watchers, Related Issues, etc. It is just so clean and elegant that way!
I'll make my suggestion on #5176.
Updated by Ryan Cross about 13 years ago
- Status changed from Closed to Reopened
I think this is slightly different than multi-select lists.
As an example, I would like to have a multi-value field for website projects where I can put in urls. Most projects only have 1 or 2 urls, but some projects have 4,5,6,etc. I could do this with a text area, but i would like to have a structured piece of data to work with over time.