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h1. Custom fields

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Custom fields allow you to add additional information to several types of data used in Redmine. See '[[RedmineCustomFields#Custom-field-types|custom field types]]' for all types of data which come with support for custom fields.
Each custom field can be defined to be of a [[RedmineCustomFields#Custom-field-supporting-data-types|certain type]].

h2. Custom field types

A custom field can be of one the following types:

* *Integer*: positive or negative number
* *String*: one single line of input
* *Text*: multiple lines text
* *Date*: date
* *Boolean*: checkbox
* *List*: drop down list

Some validations can be defined for each custom field:

* *Min - max length* : minimum and maximum length for the field (0 means that there is no restriction)
* *Regular Expression* : a regular expression can be used to validate the field content

Examples:

^\[A-Z]{4}\d+$ : 4 capital letters followed by one or several digits

^[^0-9]*$ : characters only - no digits

* *Possible values*: possible values for the "List" fields. One line for each value.

h2. Custom field supporting data types

h3. Fields for Issues

Data in issue custom fields can be used and/or displayed in [[RedmineIssues|issues]], [[RedmineIssueList|issue lists]], [[RedmineIssueList#Custom-queries|custom queries]] and the [[RedmineTimelogReport|Timelog report]].

* *Trackers*: TBD
* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save an issue
* *For all projects*: if checked, this field is used for the issues of all the projects. If unchecked, each project can choose whether or not to use the field for its issues (see [[RedmineProjectSettings|Project settings]]).
* *Used as a filter*: TBD
* *Searchable*: field which is searchable using the Redmine [[RedmineSearch|search function]]

h3. Fields for Spent time entries

Data in spent time entry custom fields can be used and/or displayed in the [[RedmineTimelogReport|Timelog report]].

* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save a spent time entry

h3. Fields for Projects

Data in project custom fields can be used and/or displayed in the [[RedmineProjectOverview|Project overview]].

* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save a project
* *Searchable*: field which is searchable using the Redmine [[RedmineSearch|search function]]

h3. Fields for Versions

Data in version custom fields can be used and/or displayed in the [[RedmineRoadmap|Roadmap]] and the [[RedmineVersion|Version overview]].

* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save a version

h3. Fields for Users

Data in user custom fields can be used and/or displayed in the [[RedmineUserProfiles|user profiles]].

* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save a user
* *Editable*: field which is editable by the [[RedmineAccounts|Redmine user]] owning the user account

h3. Fields for Groups

*Note*: group custom fields are not (yet) used in the Redmine core, though other plugins or themes _can/may_ use them. No setting here has any effect on any other parts of Redmine for the time being.

* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save a group

h3. Fields for Activities (time tracking)

Data in time tracking activity custom fields can be used and/or displayed in the [[RedmineTimelogReport|Timelog report]] and the [[RedmineProjectSettings#Activities-time-tracking|Project settings]]. See also #4077 for some details about this nifty feature.

* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save an activity

h3. Fields for Issue priorities

*Note*: issue priority custom fields are not (yet) used in the Redmine core, though other plugins or themes _can/may_ use them. No setting here has any effect on any other parts of Redmine redmine for the time being.

h3. Fields for Document categories

*Note*: document category custom fields are not (yet) used in the Redmine core, though other plugins or themes _can/may_ use them. No setting here has any effect on any other parts of Redmine for the time being.

* *Required*: field which is required in order to create/save a document category