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  • Category Backend/Core
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Attached to Project: Flyspray
Opened by dampel - 27.09.2016
Last edited by peterdd - 29.09.2016

FS#2208 - Severity "medium" by default

Where i can change severity and priority by default?
I want change severity to “Medium” by default for group Basic
I cant find this option in the Flyspray settings.

Project Manager

I fear there is no Flyspray setting yet for configuring preselected defaults for severity and priority based on user permissions (global+project group).

Examples for Flyspray v1.0-rc1:

What you can do is modifying the themes/CleanFS/templates/newtask.tpl

and replace

<?php echo tpl_options($fs->severities, Req::val('task_severity', 2)); ?>


<?php echo tpl_options($fs->severities, Req::val('task_severity', 3)); ?>

Setting default values based on the calculated permissions based on the user's groups (global group + project group) is possible by enhancing the template, but it is not a Flyspray core feature.

A possible approach could be to check for a specific user permission, in this example I choose the 'manage_project' permission:

# project manager default 4='high severity', other users 3='medium severity'
$defaultseverity = $user->perms('manage_project') ? 4 : 3;
echo tpl_options($fs->severities, Req::val('task_severity', $defaultseverity)); ?>

Keep in mind that you loose such customizations of themes/CleanFS/templates/*.tpl when upgrading Flyspray.

Note for FS developers: There are some defaults too defined in includes/class.backend.php in function create_task() too, that are used when the submitted form or API request does not contain some properties.

And for the cases where create_task() doesn't set values for the SQL INSERT, the database table field defaults are used (0 for task_severity currently).

peterdd, Thank you for your help


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