Changes between Version 4 and Version 5 of TracTicketsCustomFields


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  • TracTicketsCustomFields

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    44== Configuration
    55
    6 Configuring custom ticket fields is done in the [wiki:TracIni trac.ini] file. All field definitions should be under a section named `[ticket-custom]`.
     6Configure custom ticket fields in the [TracIni#ticket-custom-section "[ticket-custom]"] section of trac.ini.
    77
    88The syntax of each field definition is:
     
    1515The example below should help to explain the syntax.
    1616
     17=== Field Names
     18A field name can only contain lowercase letters a-z, uppercase letters A-Z or digits 0-9, and must not start with a leading digit.
     19
     20The following field names are reserved and can not be used for custom fields:
     21* cc
     22* changetime
     23* col
     24* comment
     25* component
     26* desc
     27* description
     28* format
     29* group
     30* groupdesc
     31* id
     32* keywords
     33* max
     34* milestone
     35* or
     36* order
     37* owner
     38* page
     39* priority
     40* report
     41* reporter
     42* resolution
     43* row
     44* severity
     45* status
     46* summary
     47* time
     48* type
     49* verbose
     50* version
     51
    1752=== Available Field Types and Options
    1853
     
    2055   * label: Descriptive label.
    2156   * value: Default value.
    22    * order: Sort order placement; this determines relative placement in forms with respect to other custom fields.
    23    * format: One of:
    24      * `plain` for plain text
    25      * `wiki` to interpret the content as WikiFormatting
    26      * `reference` to treat the content as a queryable value (''since 1.0'')
    27      * `list` to interpret the content as a list of queryable values, separated by whitespace (''since 1.0'')
     57   * order: Sort order placement relative to other custom fields.
     58   * max_size: Maximum allowed size in characters (//Since 1.3.2//).
     59   * format: One of:
     60     * `plain` for plain text
     61     * `wiki` for [WikiFormatting wiki formatted] content
     62     * `reference` to treat the content as a queryable value
     63     * `list` to interpret the content as a list of queryable values, separated by whitespace
    2864 * '''checkbox''': A boolean value check box.
    2965   * label: Descriptive label.
     
    4379   * label: Descriptive label.
    4480   * value: Default text.
    45    * cols: Width in columns. //(Removed in 1.1.2)//
    4681   * rows: Height in lines.
    4782   * order: Sort order placement.
     83   * max_size: Maximum allowed size in characters (//Since 1.3.2//).
    4884   * format: Either `plain` for plain text or `wiki` to interpret the content as WikiFormatting.
    49  * '''time''': Date and time picker. (''Since 1.1.1.'')
     85 * '''time''': Date and time picker. (//Since 1.1.1//)
    5086   * label: Descriptive label.
    5187   * value: Default date.
     
    84120test_five = radio
    85121test_five.label = Radio buttons are fun
    86 test_five.options = uno|dos|tres|cuatro|cinco
     122test_five.options = |uno|dos|tres|cuatro|cinco
    87123test_five.value = dos
    88124
     
    109145}}}
    110146
    111 '''Note''': To make a `select` type field optional, specify a leading `|` in the `fieldname.options` option.
     147'''Note''': To make a `select` type field optional, specify a leading `|` in `fieldname.options` (e.g. `test_five`).
    112148
    113149=== Reports Involving Custom Fields
     
    143179Note in particular the `LEFT OUTER JOIN` statement here.
    144180
    145 Note that if your config file uses an '''uppercase''' name:
     181Note that option names in trac.ini are case-insensitive, so even if your option name includes uppercase characters:
    146182{{{#!ini
    147183[ticket-custom]
    148 
    149184Progress_Type = text
    150185}}}
    151 you would use '''lowercase''' in the SQL: `AND c.name = 'progress_type'`.
    152 
    153 === Updating the database
    154 
    155 As noted above, any tickets created before a custom field has been defined will not have a value for that field. Here is some SQL (tested with SQLite) that you can run directly on the Trac database to set an initial value for custom ticket fields. It inserts the default value of 'None' into a custom field called 'request_source' for all tickets that have no existing value:
    156 
    157 {{{#!sql
    158 INSERT INTO ticket_custom
    159    (ticket, name, value)
    160    SELECT
    161       id AS ticket,
    162       'request_source' AS name,
    163       'None' AS value
    164    FROM ticket
    165    WHERE id NOT IN (
    166       SELECT ticket FROM ticket_custom
    167    );
    168 }}}
    169 
    170 If you added multiple custom fields at different points in time, you should be more specific in the subquery on table {{{ticket}}} by adding the exact custom field name to the query:
    171 
    172 {{{#!sql
    173 INSERT INTO ticket_custom
    174    (ticket, name, value)
    175    SELECT
    176       id AS ticket,
    177       'request_source' AS name,
    178       'None' AS value
    179    FROM ticket
    180    WHERE id NOT IN (
    181       SELECT ticket FROM ticket_custom WHERE name = 'request_source'
    182    );
    183 }}}
     186you must use '''lowercase''' in the SQL: `AND c.name = 'progress_type'`.
    184187
    185188----