Macros in URL Not Supported from 13.2

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    Paul Tavares

    Is this any answer this? Is it a bug? or does Mingle in fact no longer support this type of thing?

     

     

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    William DePhillips

    Hello Paul.  Unfortunately, we intentionally changed this as part of the move from wiki markup to WYSIWYG and so Mingle will no longer support embedding macros into links.  Sorry for the inconvenience.  What were you using this feature for?

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    Paul Tavares

    Hi William...

    This feature would be used to craft URLs that pre-populate new cards with know information based on the Card that they are currently viewing. It would also be helpful in pointing to filtered views - again: using information from a Query (like THIS CARD or other queried values).  This would make Mingle more user friendly and relieve the user of having to set different attributes which may already be known.

    Thanks for your response. I had also opened a ticket with support and Leo responded with the same answer.  I was hopping I was going to find a custom macro here that provided this functionality (create links with Query values), but have not come across one... 

    Paul.

     

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    sgovier

    Unfortunately my team used this feature extensively as being able to add a child from a button within the card is very helpful and avoids the user having to switch to a different view and re-locating the card in order to add children. Are there plans to re-introduce this feature in future?

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    sgovier

    Of course a 'add child card' feature build into the card editor would also work.

     

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    Suzie Prince

    Hi Simon

    There is an add a child button in the properties section of the card. Are you able to use that? 

    Cheers

    - Suzie

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    sgovier

    Hi Suzie  - Thanks I realized that after leaving this comment based on Leon's email. However this does not work as well for us for these reasons:

    1. It's not obvious – we'd need to school folks (OK we can do that)
    2. You can only add the name (for multiple child cards) - you then had to open the card(s) to edit the content. Not as convenient.
    3. There are 2 trees with defects as children on our story cards: Schedule and Release – Schedule is what we want want but people are bound to pick the other sometimes and then wonder why they don't see the defect show up in the table we also have in the story.

     Allowing the 'Add with Details' would help - best would be to add a macro to call this feature as an option in Wiki page.

     

    Thanks

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    Suzie Prince

    Hi Simon

    Thanks for the feedback. I agree that little button is not that easy to find and does not necessarily support the activities you describe very smoothly. Likewise I think that having you add a macro to the card content to get that function is not great either, although I appreciate that it did work for you. As you may have heard us talk about elsewhere on the community, we are very focused on usability right now and want to make it as simple as possible for you to do your every day tasks. I will reiterate this scenario to our team and see what we can do. 

    Out of interest are you always on the card view when you create a defect? Or would supporting this function on a card wall also make sense to you?

    Cheers

    - Suzie 

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    Paul Tavares

    Suzie,

    The current "add children" approach is also limited to Tree... It gives us no ability to pre-populate attributes (multiples if desired) on a new card that are known when you come from a parent card...  Its also limited to the Trees, which if we opt to not use, makes it a non-viable solution.

    My current use cases is: User is on a User Story Card and needs to create a Task under it... It would be nice if we could build a link/url that prepopulates the new task User Story Attribute, Assignee Attribute and Team attribute since that is know from the parent.

    My approach will probably be to create a custom macro that allows me to build HTML links (<a>) that pull in Query values... Very similar to the 'Insert Value' macro but builds out a html hyperlink.

     

    Paul.

     

     

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    sgovier

    In general most of our team members would be in a story card view or on a card wall when wanting to log a defect against a story or to create a task so I think being able to add from the card wall would be great as well. 

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    Suzie Prince

    Hey Simon and Paul

    Thank you for your feedback and information. It is very useful to understand the use cases for this feature and will be used by the team when improving the product. We will certainly reach out to you for further information when we are looking again at this issue. 

    Thanks again. Please continue to share your thoughts with us.

    Cheers!

    Suzie 

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    Paul Tavares

    So I'm trying to build a custom Macro that will allow me to do what this post is about... Before I go into "Url param parsing" logic, does anyone know if its possible to call a built in macro (ex. value) from another macro (my own custom macro) ? If so, do you have a code sample?

    Thanks for your help.

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    William DePhillips

    Paul,

    There is not a supported way to do this, short of invoking the macro's code directly, but that woudn't be preferred.  Which built-in macro do you want to re-use?

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    Paul Tavares

    William,

    Thanks for the response... I was looking to leverage the 'value' macro.  I have something now that does a "similar" thing, so its not a big deal. Thanks for your response.

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