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0025792mantisbtbugtrackerpublic2020-05-11 11:33
ReporterAnsgar Arbeiter Assigned To 
Status newResolutionopen 
Product Version2.20.0 
Summary0025792: in cloned issue the order of comments and pictures is not kept

in clone, the pictures are first, then the comments

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related to 0023195 new Clone Issue modifies notes modified date in history 


Ansgar Arbeiter

Ansgar Arbeiter

2019-05-24 12:07


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Ansgar Arbeiter

Ansgar Arbeiter

2019-05-29 08:49

reporter   ~0062158

suggestion (if not wanted to keep the original timestamps):
use time of cloning as start time and for each picture or comment increase one second.
then the order is kept (without any extra handling) and there are no dates from the past.
(regarding 0023195)



2019-05-29 12:13

developer   ~0062164

Last edited: 2019-05-29 12:13

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Keeping the original timestamps means that you would have bugnotes / attachments (hereafter: activities) that are older than the bug itself... That would be weird.

Your suggestion to bump the time +1s for each activity causes problems as well :

  1. Currently, attachments are linked to the bug itself, not to a bugnote (see 0021733); we just display them inline with the bugnotes for convenience, based on the file's timestamp (that's done by Activity API). Since they are handled differently within MantisBT core, there are two distinct processes to copy them (look at IssueAddCommand.php, around line 380). I guess we could rely on Activity API (used to display bugnotes in the correct order on bug view page) to refactor this code per your suggestion, but see point 2
  2. It implies that activities would be created with a timestamp in the future, which could result in a situation where a bugnote added shortly after the issue has been cloned, could appear in the middle of the cloned activities (this risk increases with the number of activities the master issue has)
Ansgar Arbeiter

Ansgar Arbeiter

2019-05-29 12:36

reporter   ~0062165

Last edited: 2019-05-29 12:38

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bugnote added shortly after the issue has been cloned

that is correct but probably not the normal situation. if i have 20 comments and attachments, then i have to add new comments or attachments within 20 seconds after cloning to break the order.
(i personally first remove now unused comments and attachments in cloned issue first, before adding new)

one modification could be to have the clone timestamp as start time and go backward. go from last item to first and for each decrement one second.
(it will lead to item times before clone time, but i think the user can bring this little time range together in mind)

my suggestion was meant to have little effort to solve the problem.

if you want to make it proper then i would add an order index per attachment (would also offer to change the comment order after adding, the date can still be present)
or assign a comment ID also to attachments and then sort by date + comment ID (if dates are same, use ID).



2020-04-27 03:58

reporter   ~0063919

Last edited: 2020-04-28 05:57

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It is not enough to add the seconds based on the order and write them in the change references copied from the old ticket.

The reason is that the copied notes were written by other users before the new ticket was copied, cloned or so on.
Therefore, it is OK if the note date is before the new ticket, because it is from an older one!!!

The change history should include a note copied from ID-old and the author (copier) of the new ticket.

So everyone knows their way around.



2020-04-28 06:03

reporter   ~0063926

@dregad - Best procedure inserted above - the author and the date of entry of the note or attachment must not be lost.
"The copyright is at the time before the new ticket" - that's OK only in this case this case if the issue history shows the Copy from ID and URL.



2020-05-11 11:33

reporter   ~0063969

If you copy an ID with Checkbox in view_all_bug_page.php - the timestamps are correct.
So please realize the same in the clone issue function.

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2019-05-24 12:07 Ansgar Arbeiter New Issue
2019-05-24 12:07 Ansgar Arbeiter File Added: ClonedPictureOrder.png
2019-05-24 16:37 atrol Relationship added related to 0023195
2019-05-29 08:49 Ansgar Arbeiter Note Added: 0062158
2019-05-29 12:13 dregad Note Added: 0062164
2019-05-29 12:13 dregad Note Edited: 0062164 View Revisions
2019-05-29 12:36 Ansgar Arbeiter Note Added: 0062165
2019-05-29 12:36 Ansgar Arbeiter Note Edited: 0062165 View Revisions
2019-05-29 12:38 Ansgar Arbeiter Note Edited: 0062165 View Revisions
2020-04-27 03:58 mahindra Note Added: 0063919
2020-04-28 05:56 mahindra Note Edited: 0063919 View Revisions
2020-04-28 05:57 mahindra Note Edited: 0063919 View Revisions
2020-04-28 06:03 mahindra Note Added: 0063926
2020-05-11 11:33 mahindra Note Added: 0063969