Search by comparing a field to another field? (eg: deadline)

Jesse J. Clark Jesse.J.Clark at
Thu Feb 7 01:37:19 UTC 2008

At NASA we have a lot of requests for custom search columns such as  
"last date that Resolution was changed". A column like this can easily  
be compared to the deadline column in Excel if you export the search  
to CSV.

What does everybody think about formalizing synthetic search columns  
for upstream Bugzilla?

Jesse J. Clark, Computer Scientist
NASA Ames Research Center
Office: (650) 604-3242
Mobile: (408) 888-8883

On Feb 6, 2008, at 3:55 PM, Vitaly Fedrushkov wrote:

> Jeff Hedlund wrote:
>> So I could do a boolean chart with "resolved" "changed after"  
>> "%deadline%"
>> to see anything that was resolved after the deadline date.
> Perhaps we need some macro syntax to refer to any field value  
> instead of
> constants in comparison.
> HP OV ServiceDesk suffers the same problem, and adding surrogate  
> status
> fields changed by triggers here and there increases complexity for
> almost no gain.
>   Regards,
>   Vitaly.

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