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Redmine: Adding a Custom Field Using a Regular Expression for a Phone Number

In a recent Redmine installation I set up a customer support area where techs could log calls relating to customers. Redmine is not really set up for customer support however with the use if Custom Fields you can make it work depending on what your needs are. One thing that is cool about Redmine Custom Fields is the fact that you can use Regular Expressions to dictate the data input into those fields.

Below I describe adding a custom field to a project that requires a 10 digit number to be input.

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TortoiseSVN: Update Local Repository for a Remote Repository That Has Moved

If you have been working on a project that is synced with the other developers using SVN which has recently moved don’t worry as you can update its remote repository location instead of trying to manually merge all of the file into a new copy of the repository. All you need to do is use the SVN switch command with the relocate switch.

TortoiseSVN Switch Relocate Described:The below is from the TortoiseSVN help files.

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Redmine: Create Tables Using Textile Formatting

Creating tables with the textile formatting used by Redmine is fairly easy though it is not listed in the help documentation link. It has been useful to me to create tables specifically in the wiki informational pages. Typically within the Redmine wiki I like to keep things simple so below I will only describe a couple attributes related to tables within textile formatting.

Table Example: three rows, three columns

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Simpleviewer Pro: Remove Album Title From Displaying Within viewer.swf

I wanted to remove the album titles from displaying within viewer.swf when using SimpleViewer Pro to display my NextGen Gallery image galleries. Removing the title is easy by modifying one option in an ActionScript file, publishing the .fla file, and then uploading viewer.swf to your web server. All of these details are described below in a step by step format. The reason I chose to remove the title is because the album title is already displayed at the top of the pages within the WordPress pages.

A picture of an album showing the title is below. Notice the title shows twice because of the WordPress page title.