CRUD operations for "custom field definitions" (not setting custom fields on issues!)
my Redmine Java API tests check that a new Issue has some custom fields set.
to do that, I have to create those custom field definitions in Redmine manually first.
would be nice to improve the tests so that they could create the required custom fields in Redmine - but unfortunately Redmine's REST API does not allow that.
Again, I'm talking about creating custom fields definitions in Redmine install, not setting already defined custom fields on an Issue.
I understand that this operation would probably require an admin permission - that's fine.
Updated by Vincent Caron about 10 years ago
I have a patch which implement only the 'R' part, that is lists the available custom fields, for admin users (redmine-customfields-rest.patch). It has been tested on Redmine 2.3.0 and 2.3.2.
And here is a wiki doc which would fit as http://www.redmine.org/projects/redmine/wiki/Rest_IssueCategories :
Returns all custom field definitions.
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <custom_fields type="array" limit="4" total_count="4" offset="0"> <custom_field> <id>1</id> <name>Foobarity</name> <type>IssueCustomField</type> <format>list</format> <required>false</required> <searchable>true</searchable> <multiple_values>false</multiple_values> <possible_values type="array"> <value>Foo</value> <value>Bar</value> <value>None</value> </possible_values> <default_value>None</default_value> </custom_field> ... </custom_fields>
Updated by Ieuan Jenkins over 8 years ago
Just to note, this is useful for another situation than that mentioned in the original description: we have a situation where a custom field dropdown list relates to some external references that change at regular intervals via an automated process.
It would be useful (and much tidier/safer) to be able to update this list via the REST API rather than our current solution of updating the
custom_fields DB table directly.
Updated by Jakub G over 2 years ago
Is there any chance to implement this feature? I'm developing app which needs to be tested with redmine. I'd like to automate process of creating development environment (auto install and config redmine with Docker), and i can create project, issues etc. but i can't create custom fields for tests :/ The only way is to copy prefilled DB which isn't the best solution in my case.