Make TaskType Description available via Form Fields/Reports
ChristianS9906 last edited by
Each Task Type definition has a "Description" field that can be used to store internal notes regarding that Task Type. As far as I can tell, this field is only visible in the Task Types module and in the Task Type editor. It would be very useful if that field could also be accessible as a field in emails/form letters/reports (just like DeadlineType is available).
For example, it would be helpful to be able to store instructions for how to handle a particular task type/deadline in the task type definition and then display that information to users in association with each instance of that task type. This would be particularly helpful for more esoteric deadlines that people may not be as familiar with.
Ideally, there would actually be a separate "Instructions" field for each Task Type that could be used for this purpose (allowing "Description" to be used to describe what the task is, what purpose it serves, etc., while "Instructions" is used to store instructions to the task owner of what they need to do), but this would be icing on the cake. You might even consider having two separate Instructions fields, one for short instructions and one for more detailed ones.
Thus, two suggestions:
a) Make the Task Type "Description" field accessible via emails/form letters/reports, and
b) Add an "Instructions" text field (similar to "Description") to Task Types (or "Instructions1" and "Instructions2" fields) and have them be similarly ssible via emails/form letters/reports.
Hopefully at least (a) can be done relatively quickly.
support_appcoll last edited by
Good ideas - thanks. We've added an engineering item for these suggestions. a) can be done reasonably quickly. b) will take longer.