Custom fields

Custom fields add additional information to several types of data used in Redmine. Custom fields may be used for Issues, Contacts, Deals, Invoices, Products, and so on.

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In order to create a new custom field, go to Administration -> Custom fields and click on New custom field in the right upper corner. You will have to choose the type of object for it first:

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Next, fill in some details.

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You might have come across a custom field of Company type. It contains the company name so you can later filter data by it. When creating such a custom field, in the Format dropdown choose Company.

You can also edit existing custom fields - just click on the name of the field.

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If you want to filter data based on your new custom field, just check this option in. You can also decide whether this custom field will be a required field, available for all projects or just some of them, available for certain trackers and whether it will be a private custom field or visible for other users.

Custom fields are usually used for the filtering data - they are available in the filters dropdown list. To see the custom field in the list of filters you need to edit this field and check Used as a filter option.

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