Feature #938

Add default Activity value per user

Added by Maxim Krušina about 10 years ago. Updated almost 2 years ago.

Status:NewStart date:2008-03-27
Priority:NormalDue date:
Assignee:-% Done:


Category:Time tracking
Target version:Unplanned


Each users should have it's own "default activity". For example I will have "Project management" set as default and our coder will have "Coder" set as default activity.

Questions is if this value will be set by user for himself, by admin for others, or how ;) Maybe both methods can be implemented and added some new rights (user can change his default activity, user can change default activity for other users).

I have also idea about restricting activities to roles, which can add more idiot-proofness and it also simplify adding time by users, because they will select from less activities than now.

What others think about this?

Related issues

Related to Redmine - Feature #1605: Activity page to remember user's selection of activities Closed 2008-07-09
Related to Redmine - Feature #573: Spend time and Activity enhancement New


#1 Updated by Rocco Stanzione about 10 years ago

+1. Most of my time is "development", but it defaults to "administrative", presumably because it comes first alphabetically.

#2 Updated by Eric Davis about 10 years ago

+1 I like allowing the user to set their default activity. So on My Page, I can make "Development" my default avtivity.

I don't agree with restricting activities to roles. Then you will end up with a matrix of who can do what, which would make setup harder.

#3 Updated by Ernad Husremovic about 10 years ago

+1 It would be really helpful

#4 Updated by Alberto Soverchia about 7 years ago

Different users need different defaults for their activity page. Eventually, project defaults are useful too.

#5 Updated by Etienne Massip about 7 years ago

  • Target version set to Unplanned

Guess that default activity should be set per role.

#6 Updated by Radek Karban almost 7 years ago


#7 Updated by Daniel Felix over 5 years ago

+1 from me

#8 Updated by Pavel Vorobiev over 5 years ago


Etienne Massip wrote:

Guess that default activity should be set per role.

i think so, too.

#9 Updated by Daniel Felix about 5 years ago

Well this could be tricky. For example, you assign "development" as default activity and the user is on Project A which is holds the activity "development", everything is okay. But how do you want to handle this on Project B which doesn't hold this activity?

Another suggestion could be to assign the role to a project and assign a default activity for this role in this project?

#10 Updated by Go MAEDA over 2 years ago

  • Related to Feature #1605: Activity page to remember user's selection of activities added

#11 Updated by Luiz Moura about 2 years ago


#12 Updated by Андрей Плетенев almost 2 years ago

+1 to restricting activities to roles. Why managers should see "Fixing" ? Why developers should see "Accounting"? etc. When there are a lot of roles the activities list becomes long and confusing.

#13 Updated by Toshi MARUYAMA almost 2 years ago

  • Related to Feature #573: Spend time and Activity enhancement added

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