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3 questions about trackers

posts: 29

Using Polaris. Have searched but can't find:

  1. How to cause a tracker to automatically assign a sequential item number, i.e., for a bug tracking system where each item has its own unique number.

  1. How to cause a tracker to automatically record an item's creation date without using the pull down feature. I.e., I want an automatically created date that is non-editable by a user.

  1. Tracker plug-in described in other posts. It is supposed to allow creation and formatting of a tracker form using the wiki module, then assigning the form to a tracker. Got a link to the plug-in and hopefully to its documentation?


Appreciate any help on these issues.

posts: 2881 United Kingdom

> Using Polaris. Have searched but can't find:

You should upgrade to 1.9.1.1 for major security reasons.

> #How to cause a tracker to automatically assign a sequential item number, i.e., for a bug tracking system where each item has its own unique number.

Use TrackerId

> #How to cause a tracker to automatically record an item's creation date without using the pull down feature. I.e., I want an automatically created date that is non-editable by a user.

Think this is fixed in 1.9.1.1

> #Tracker plug-in described in other posts. It is supposed to allow creation and formatting of a tracker form using the wiki module, then assigning the form to a tracker. Got a link to the plug-in and hopefully to its documentation?
>

Its in Sirius the 1.9.1.1 release

Damian


posts: 1092

> Using Polaris. Have searched but can't find:
>
> #How to cause a tracker to automatically assign a sequential item number, i.e., for a bug tracking system where each item has its own unique number.

trackerId is the tracker id. To have the item id use itemId. So you can reference a item with this unique id . Ex: tiki-view_tracker_item.php?itemId=144
But so far I know you can't have a field automatically fill up with this id. If you are using the trackers with mirror tables, I suppose you can do whatever you want and use the key as a field.
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> #How to cause a tracker to automatically record an item's creation date without using the pull down feature. I.e., I want an automatically created date that is non-editable by a user.
You can display the creation date when you list the tracker items (in the admin -> tracker, you have an option), but so far I know you can't fill up a field with this date automatically (the problem will be different with the rtacker with mirror tables)

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> #Tracker plug-in described in other posts. It is supposed to allow creation and formatting of a tracker form using the wiki module, then assigning the form to a tracker. Got a link to the plug-in and hopefully to its documentation?

All the documentaion is in French http://fr.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Formulaires

sylvie

posts: 119 Germany

> > Using Polaris. Have searched but can't find:
> >
> > #How to cause a tracker to automatically assign a sequential item number, i.e., for a bug tracking system where each item has its own unique number.
>
> trackerId is the tracker id. To have the item id use itemId. So you can reference a item with this unique id . Ex: tiki-view_tracker_item.php?itemId=144
> But so far I know you can't have a field automatically fill up with this id. If you are using the trackers with mirror tables, I suppose you can do whatever you want and use the key as a field.

Using the itemId is imho way to go - since it is unique in the tracker system (speaking of classic trackers here, I'm not firm in mirror-table-trackers code). Showing this itemId in the listing and item-view is also technically possible and will come in future releases - any help on tracker work is highly welcome!

> > #How to cause a tracker to automatically record an item's creation date without using the pull down feature. I.e., I want an automatically created date that is non-editable by a user.
> You can display the creation date when you list the tracker items (in the admin -> tracker, you have an option), but so far I know you can't fill up a field with this date automatically (the problem will be different with the rtacker with mirror tables)

Yes, the creation date is already automatically recorded, imho no reason to create an additional field manually. Again here just is the display-issue. You can display it in the listing, but not yet in the item-view.


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Thank you all, very much. I think that with your help I have figured out some of it. I missed the checkbox for inserting the date and did a date creation checkbox. Do any of you know the documentation well enough to direct me to some pointers for working with mirror tables? I'm not doing very well finding that using tw.o site search.

On being able to automagically increment numbers in trackers and tracker items, I can imagine a counter module being useful in the context of other Tiki apps as well, with an ability to pass parameters such as increment/decrement, beginning number, etc.

On helping with the dev work, I'd be happy to if there is a role for someone without significant coding skills. Perhaps helping with developing a spec and documentation?

posts: 1092

Do any of you know the documentation well enough to direct me to some pointers for working with mirror tables?
Sorry it is in FRench, but a google or babelfish translation can help
http://fr.tikiwiki.org/tiki-index.php?page=Formulaires+avec+table+mirroir


> On helping with the dev work, I'd be happy to if there is a role for someone without significant coding skills. Perhaps helping with developing a spec and documentation?
If you want to join the team, send your sourceforge login to a tikiwiki admin (mose, luci, marclaporte,damian, sylvie) and they will add you
sylvie