When promoting idea to feature allow automatically pass the idea category to a feature custom field.

Currently it passes info only from idea custom field to feature custom field. I want to leverage the already existing idea categories to pass them as product components/areas into feature and then again into Jira ... all in sync. I have the workaround off course to manualy duplicate the categories in a custom field, or manually re-enter them when promoting to Jira ... but would be useful for all this to be streamed lined...

  • Aristotel Dascal
  • Dec 11 2015
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    Ron Yang commented
    December 11, 2015 18:28

    As you described, we do currently have the ability to pass information from an Idea custom field to a feature custom field. We do also have the ability to sync feature custom fields in Aha! to Jira custom fields. The best way to support your use case would be through this workflow.

    While we realize that this may require you to duplicate the categories into a custom field, the end goal can still be achieved.

    Given this workaround, general feedback from the overall community, we're unlikely to make changes in this area in the near-term.

  • Christopher Anderson commented
    March 27, 2017 10:40

    Added my vote. My objections with custom fields are the same - duplication.

  • Paulo Branco commented
    July 11, 2017 14:47

    Ron, the workaround is not a good solution. The idea custom field is not displayed in the ideas portal. I agree with this idea, if you want to avoid double data-entry the category should be automatically copied over to features. If  you want to go a step further, this should also be sent to jIRA.



  • Claire Matt commented
    01 Aug 14:49

    We really struggle with this.  For us, to take full advantage of promoting ideas to features, we should be able to carry over those fields without double entry.  Please reconsider!!

  • Guest commented
    11 Oct 18:36

    Categories are valuable in Features, too! It seems silly to have to replicate a built-in field with a custom one. Also, if we use a custom field in the Idea, will that allow the nice list on the left side in the Ideas portal?