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  1. allow filtering a centralized time period for a view with multiple worklog columns

    when you report worklogs with structure, you want to use the worklog column and specify a time period.
    If you add multiple columns, it is quite an effort to change the time period from eg. dates of jan to feb. (currentmonth is helpful, but somewhat too dynamic if you want to compare months)

    To easily switch between months it is necessary to switch the time period you look on on the view level and influence alle worklog columns this way.

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    • add custom fields to structure-folders

      Budgets are often not added as issues. Structure could add value by allowing some limited amount of named custom fields on structure-folders (like notes, but some more). They would bind to a structure and could be accessed from formula columns.

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        1 comment  ·  Structure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
      • provide "root element of column x" in the variable selection list of formula column editor

        E.g. to calculate a percentual distribution over all rows of a structure, for the formula you need the 100% value which is typically shown on the root element.

        Therefore it would make a lot of sense, to be able inside "formula column A" to use a columns B's value, but the root element value! This should be possible even if column B is a formula itself.
        As we can already use variables like "Column B ..." in formulas it would be nice to add "Root Value of Column B ..." to the variable selection list

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        • Documentation Update - How to create a new View

          The Structure 4.5 documentation is lacking when describing how to create new views.

          For example, if I take "Basic View" and copy it to my Structure, I would expect that I could edit it, but the View Details screen says

          Access: Use - you can use this view but you cannot update it.

          There is no "Save As" button as indicated by the documentation.

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          • Documentation Update - How to create a new Formula Column

            The Structure 4.5 documentation doesn't identify how to create a NEW Formula Column.
            https://wiki.almworks.com/display/structure/Formula+Column

            Step 1 should identify how to add a new field, not how to write the formula.

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              2 comments  ·  Structure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
            • Enhance Visuals

              Enhance the visualization by adding the possibility to group tasks by boxing them. The grouping effect should be configurable per issue type (color and on/off)

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              https://exd-prod1.bmw.com/exd/exd.jsf?dir=until_2018-02-18_c0cedb98c89fb05a3faec33019bb3e529c639f2db2b24f3c6c422a28a0edc33c95e69ce31701

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                2 comments  ·  Gantt  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
              • Gantt resource view should better callout what the numbers mean

                So lets say that I'm new to Structure.Gantt.

                When I see the resource view, I see a bunch of numbers for each resource line item. Of course I can assume that these are the hours allocated to each individual on a daily basis, but there is no indication of that being the case without playing with the Gantt chart, which effects others tasks.

                It may seem like such a minor thing, but for people who are new to resource planning or have experienced resource planning in other tools understanding what those numbers mean is important.

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                • offer a way to save your column widths with a view and with the perspective view.

                  Our users will customize their view, setting the column widths in a way that allows them to best see the data in the view. While Structure does a great job of preserving this, in their session, there is no way to save the column widths, either in a saved view or in the "perspective view", from the Share button. Our users would like to share these adjusted column widths with other members of their team.

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                  • have a aggregation modifier #fromTopToMe #fromBottomToMe

                    To provide a backlog forecast it is essential to show what content could be done within a certain time or time budget. If we configure the budget in a top level issues custom field, structure could SUM not only by level, but also the contents of the current list of elements (eg. by priority) and a formula could show from which element the budget is overspent.

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                    • Support 3+ Multi-Cascading Selects

                      Automation + Grouping on Multi-Cascading Select fields is a top-notch function that allows users to efficiently organize complex datasets, but are functionally limited to deeper organizations.

                      If I start using the Jira-system 2-tiered multi-cascading select field in Structure for my issues, but then decide I need to switch to a 3-tiered mutli-cascading select to model my data, I sacrifice the functionality of Structure for the flexibility of another add-on.

                      Including support in Structure for n+ Multi-Cascading Selects, e.g iDalko's multi-select field (using MySQL), would help users like myself fully harness the capabilities of automated issue structures

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                      • Folder metadata

                        It would be useful to have folder metadata. There are many uses for this but at a high level you could definitely folder types (strategic vs. operational), provide folder owners etc.

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                        • notes

                          To fully take advantage of the new Notes field it would be really nice to make it independent of the issues to which it is added. As it works now, if a structure contains a multiple of the same issue and a note is added this note is attached to all of these issues.

                          Separating this is actually the only thing left to be able to use the structure plugin as a product structure documenting an entire product portfolio. One issue for each part and the notes field (renamed "Qty" or similar) to hold the amount of parts of the…

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                          • prevent double counting

                            When an issue appears multiple times in a structure (e.g. epic link and issue link),the progress calculation should be configurable to prevent / allow double counting

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                            • Would really like to be able to color fields, columns or rows in structure chart (without having to pay for expensive plugin)

                              I create some rather large Structure charts with multiple levels of nesting. Want to be able to highlight aspects of the chart (Rows, Cells, Columns) with color. This helps with focus (these items are critical), organization and overall visual appeal.

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                              • Link a structure to a JIRA board, not just a project

                                The description of of Structure on the Project page (https://wiki.almworks.com/display/structure/Structure+on+the+Project+Page) is really misleading because this image is of viewing a JIRA board, not a project. With JIRA boards I can use JQL to divide a projects (or multiple projects) issues across many boards, but I do not have a way to link that board to a specific structure that also filters for the same set of issues.

                                Having a default structure for a project is fine, but I would also like to be able to correlate a structure to a board. This would help teams that for example…

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                                  under review  ·  1 comment  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                                • Subscription to a structure view

                                  Jira has a "issue filter subscription" feature, which runs a filter at a certain time of the day and email the user with the results. Structure could have a similar subscription feature tied to a particular structure's view, where a snapshot of that view would be taken at a certain time of the email and the results would be exported to excel and emailed to the user.

                                  My company currently use structure to keep track of our day-to-day progress by manually exporting structures to excel at the same time each day. Automating the exporting would allow us to automate the…

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                                  • Hide empty folders

                                    In structure folders created based on custom fields will show "no value"-folder in case issues haven't set the related custom field. It would be nice to get an option to define whether to show such "no value" folders or to show such issues without a folder under their parent.

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                                    • Require the user to confirm a deletion of an issue before it is removed from the structure.

                                      Require the user to confirm a deletion of an issue before it is removed from the structure. Right now there is a message that an issue has been deleted, but my users aren't noticing the message. Need to make them verify the deletion before it will occur.

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                                      • Would like a way to get Structure formula calculations into "normal" Jira custom fields

                                        Structure formulas are extremely useful. Now our users would like ways of using them in other places within Jira. This may be tough in some ways because they are specific to the structure they are part of, but even something simple like the ability to choose an menu option or call some API to commit formulas into an underlying custom field could be quite useful.

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                                        • be able to copy directory path

                                          This feature can help a user orientate an issue in a structure, or share the path with another user easily.

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