WHAT DO YOU RECOMMEND
Define a specific feature that is missing or could be improved:
I recommend enabling the automatic inclusion of the “Linked Projects” relation in templates, allowing it to be pre-filled with the current object when using the template for object creation.
HOW COULD IT BE DONE
Detail the solution you would like to get what you need:
To implement this feature, the template creation function should be enhanced to provide the option of including the “Linked Projects” relation as part of the template. When selecting this option, the system should automatically populate the “Linked Projects” field with the current object that is being created from the template.
REAL WORLD USE CASES
Describe specifically how this feature would be used, and why it should be implemented:
This feature would greatly benefit users who frequently create objects using templates in the official project management system. By having the ability to include the “Linked Projects” relation in a template, users can easily establish project relationships without the need for manual input after object creation. This saves time and effort, streamlining the workflow and enhancing overall productivity.
For example, suppose a user often creates new tasks based on a “Project Task Template.” Having the “Linked Projects” relation pre-filled with the current project being created as the default value would allow the user to quickly associate the task with the appropriate project without additional manual steps. This automation eliminates repetitive actions and reduces the risk of errors in project linkage.
Please explain any workaround or feature you may have considered:
Currently, without this feature, users have to manually select and assign the “Linked Projects” relation after object creation, which can be a time-consuming and error-prone process. While it is possible to customize individual templates to include this relation, a system-wide option to automatically include and pre-fill the “Linked Projects” field in templates would provide a more streamlined and consistent experience for all users.
If further context, people, or related Feature Requests should be mentioned, do so right here:
The “Linked Projects” relation is an essential aspect of project management in the official project management system. Having the ability to configure template settings to automatically populate this relation with the current object would enhance the usability and efficiency of the system, benefiting all users who frequently utilize templates for object creation.
Could the dropdown menu of the widget be expanded? As the dropdown menu occupies a separate line and there is extra space available, it would be better to directly expand it instead of having it as a dropdown menu. Alternatively, it could automatically adjust its expansion based on the size of the content.
However, I believe that implementing this feature(Auto fill relation) through a plugin system would greatly benefit users. The official updates are rather slow, so I am urging for a plugin system to be introduced. Many requested functionalities from the community could be implemented by users (developers) through the plugin system, instead of relying on the slow pace of the official updates.