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Magic button aka task templates

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How to create task templates using the Magic button

We have received many requests for functionality for issue templates from our clients, so we decided to find a quick and handy solution for it. Generate tasks with prefilled attributes by a single click.

How to use the magic button for system admins and project managers:

  • Save this link as a bookmark on your browser:
javascript:try{$('textarea[id=issue_description]').val(CKEDITOR.instances["issue_description"].getData());}catch(e){}s=$.param($('#issue-form%20*[name!=authenticity_token]').serializeArray());alert(location.href+"?"+s);
  • or (for browser with non-editable alerts)
javascript:try{$('textarea[id=issue_description]').val(CKEDITOR.instances["issue_description"].getData());}catch(e){}s=$.param($('#issue-form%20*[name!=authenticity_token]').serializeArray());(location.href+"?"+s);
  • Go to a new task form and fill in the desired attributes. Like in the image below, tracker, assignee, priority and coworkers are set

Easy Redmine 2018 Magic button 01.jpg

  • Click on the bookmark you saved - magic button and you will get a link to the new task form with the prefilled attributes
  • You can save this link to a noticeboard on a project overview page or user personal page.

How to use magic button for worker or external user:

  • Click on the prepared link and enter name and description of the task :)

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