Edit multiple items at once?

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Chris Drackett

25 Jul, 2007 02:59 AM

I think it would be nice to be able to move a bunch of tickets into a milestone, or add a tag (or tags) to multiple items at once...

  1. 1 Posted by Justin Palmer on 27 Jul, 2007 07:40 AM

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    This is on the TODO list.

  2. 2 Posted by jonathan.zhan on 01 Feb, 2009 02:53 AM

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    Is it nearing the top of that TODO list soon, perchance? :( I'm evaluating a couple of issue tracking options for my company, and love a lot of things about lighthouse but the lack of batch update might be a deal breaker for me.

    Eh. I just noticed this is resolved. Is it already in lighthouse and did I miss it? :( If not, would love an ETA, even if it's just "soon" or "not soon".

  3. 3 Posted by Will Duncan on 01 Feb, 2009 04:49 AM

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    Jonathan, it's high, the base of the code for mass editing is completed and we've been using it on our side for some time to make sure things are smooth. As for an ETA I will have to check with Rick and see where we stand officially on this.

  4. 4 Posted by jonathan.zhan on 01 Feb, 2009 04:50 AM

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    Thanks for the quick reply! fingers crossed

    On Sun, Feb 1, 2009 at 12:49 PM, Lighthouse Support < [email blocked]> wrote:

  5. 5 Posted by Anthony Constan... on 02 Feb, 2009 07:03 AM

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    Awesome. Looking forward to this too.

  6. 6 Posted by adam on 04 Feb, 2009 03:29 PM

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    Same here! Will we be notified when it's rolled out?

  7. 7 Posted by Will Duncan on 04 Feb, 2009 11:16 PM

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    Mass editing is still in the works, it is close though. Notifications will go up on http://lhstatus.com and http://twitter.com/lighthouseapp.com

  8. 8 Posted by System on 11 Mar, 2009 07:22 PM

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    This discussion was assigned to Justin Palmer, on ticket 258.

  9. 9 Posted by Troy on 25 Mar, 2009 08:31 PM

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    Verbatim excerpt of Campfire conversation. I do this for assigning tickets to people and for changing milestones.

    Other Person Performing First Multi-Developer Task

    what is the easiest view to use to move lighthouse tickets around?
    it'd be great if there were a view that showed all open tickets with the milestones as buckets that I could drag n' drop into...


    I view all open tickets, then open 10-20 as tabs that i want to do the same thing with; make that change, close those tabs, repeat
    there is, sadly, not a bulk edit interface
  10. 10 Posted by Rick on 25 Mar, 2009 09:57 PM

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    You can do this in the API now, just not the ruby library. It's still experimental. I want to make sure it works before I give the power to move thousands of tickets across accounts/projects in the hands of the users :)

  11. 11 Posted by matthijs on 10 Apr, 2009 12:35 PM

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    batch edit would be great! Doing a lot of clicks now...

    thxsn in advance!

  12. 12 Posted by Evil Trout on 15 Apr, 2009 07:37 PM

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    So we're in mid April now. Is there a new estimate for when this will be implemented?

    I really want this feature as I have thousands of tickets and many could be deleted or moved away.

    It is a HUGE pain the way things currently stand. It is getting to the point where I will actively start looking for a new solution very soon.

  13. 13 Posted by Rick on 15 Apr, 2009 07:47 PM

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    We've had the backend done for awhile actually. You can make a simple API call to kick off the mass edit operation. See the ruby script at the bottom of http://help.lighthouseapp.com/faqs/ticket-workflow/ticket-keyword-updates

  14. 14 Posted by Evil Trout on 15 Apr, 2009 07:53 PM

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    With all due respect, that would work as a one-off fix, but I have a team of moderators all using Lighthouse and I couldn't tell them to use an API to edit tickets in bulk.

    I really need the interface to support it.

  15. 15 Posted by Justin Palmer on 15 Apr, 2009 07:58 PM

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    Robin, apologize for the delay on this feature. It got pushed back in response to more demanding features. We've got the majority of the UI work done on it and will have it deployed as soon as it's ready.

  16. 16 Posted by Rick on 15 Apr, 2009 07:59 PM

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    Oh I know, I'm doing migrations for other people every week now that send us requests. I absolutely need it in the UI too :) We're finishing up another much-needed UI redesign, and I'm pushing with all my might to make mass edits the next thing that gets handled.

  17. 17 Posted by rasmus.luckow on 17 Apr, 2009 01:16 PM

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    Yes PLEASE do push this - it's a pain to update multiple tickets and the API thing simply is too complex for daily use.

  18. 18 Posted by Rick on 28 Apr, 2009 03:10 AM

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    Pushed, please start a new topic if you have problems though. Thanks :)

  19. Rick closed this discussion on 28 Apr, 2009 03:10 AM.

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