Custom function for set value in a custom field

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pollevr
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Custom function for set value in a custom field

Post by pollevr »

Hi all,

in Mantis 2.24.1 I'm trying to write a custom function for setting value automatically in a custom field when an issue is updated.

In /config/custom_functions_inc.php I wrote:

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function custom_function_override_issue_update_validate( $p_issue_id, $p_bug_data, $p_bugnote_text ) {
  $t_id = custom_field_get_id_from_name( '<my_custom_field_name>' );

  custom_field_set_value( $t_id, $p_issue_id, 'any_custom_value', $p_log_insert = false);
}
Why not set value in my custom field?

Thanks to all.
Cristian

atrol
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Re: Custom function for set value in a custom field

Post by atrol »

I didn't check why it doesn't work, because using this custom function is no good way to implement what you want.
The function is meant to validate data, it's not meant to change data.

Keep also in mind, that custom functions are deprecated and might be removed in future MantisBT versions.

The right way would be to write a plugin that uses event EVENT_UPDATE_BUG_DATA.
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pollevr
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Re: Custom function for set value in a custom field

Post by pollevr »

Hi atrol,

thank you for your suggestion, so I'll try to write a custom plugin, but I created an other issue because I don't understand why I can't build my custom plugin, so if you have time, have a look to my other issue please (https://www.mantisbt.org/forums/viewtop ... =3&t=27025) :)

Bye,
Cristian

pollevr
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Re: Custom function for set value in a custom field

Post by pollevr »

Hi atrol,

I found that this event is not for me:
atrol wrote:
Jun 28, 2020 3:47 pm
The right way would be to write a plugin that uses event EVENT_UPDATE_BUG_DATA
but it's better use EVENT_UPDATE_BUG for manipulating and calculating a custom field value on updating issue.

Anyhow, I can't build my custom plugin succesfully for my need.

I can't understand why the event doesn't work (see https://www.mantisbt.org/forums/viewtop ... =3&t=27029).

Thank you,
Cristian

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