An alternate approach to custom fields
justdave at syndicomm.com
Sat Mar 22 16:32:01 UTC 2003
On 3/22/03 10:03 AM +0000, Gervase Markham wrote:
> Jon Wilmoth wrote:
>> SortKey - Display order
> Where these have appeared elsewhere in Bugzilla, they have been a pain.
> Why is it needed?
fielddefs already has sort keys. It's used to define the order the fields
are listed in when sending bugmail for new bugs. That's not something new
>> Valexp - regular expression describing the valid pattern of input. If
>> null, no validation is performed. (also overrideable at lower level).
> Again, I'm not convinced we need this (other than the definition of enum
I can see the use for this in general for strings.... say you put in a
free-text version number field because you have too many versions to list
in a popup. Your version numbers are in a specific format that you can
always recognize though. You could use this to ensure anything entered in
that field is actually a legal version number.
>> System - flag indicating this field is part of the base distribution and
>> must be present for the correct functioning of Bugzilla (i.e. a not
>> deletable flag).
> Surely the point of custom fields is that they are custom? Or is this a
> way to distinguish those fields currently in the fielddefs table from
> the new ones?
I think that's what he meant, since it was suggested to extend the existing
fielddefs table for that purpose.
Dave Miller Project Leader, Bugzilla Bug Tracking System
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