Partial custom fields design document

Mark Davis mdavis at
Tue Mar 23 02:19:28 UTC 2004

Gervase Markham wrote:

>> sortkey is an integer used for ordering the labels within a selection
>> set.
> Is this necessary? I would have thought most people would be happy 
> with alphabetical order. Having a sortkey necessitates more UI and 
> complexity...

I find that to be very useful for some fields. In our installation we're 
tracking symptom, scope, client OS and server JVM*. Scope is a range of 
people affected by the defect reported and it includes "usr-all, 
usr-most, usr-some, usr-few, dev-all, dev-most, dev-some, dev-few, 
adm-all, adm-most, adm-some, adm-few, laszlo"

Keeping them in that order is very nice for the bug writers to get used to.


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* There's actually quite a few more custom fields that we've added for 
revison, version and release tracking...

Mark Davis
Quality Assurance Manager, Laszlo Systems
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