[rt-users] CF with auto-completion of usernames

Kevin Falcone falcone at bestpractical.com
Thu May 15 16:15:35 EDT 2014

On Wed, May 14, 2014 at 09:23:33AM +0000, Lieven Bridts wrote:
>    I would like to use some more Custom Fields, mainly in the `assets'-section.
>    One of these fields should contain an username, similar to the fields `held-by' and `contact'
>    The creation of the Custom Field is not a major problem.
>    But how can I make it looking up its possible values for auto-completion between the RT-users?

Use an External Custom Field
The example code fetches groups, but could easily fetch Users.

>    It would be totally the max if this new field would integrate with the "add a person"
>    dropdown: a third choice next to "held-by" and "contact". But that is not necessary.
>    It should be possible to add multiple persons/values (not similar to the `owner'-field which
>    can hold only one value)

You can actually do this, it's completely unrelated to a custom field.
You need to use the CreateRoleGroup method to create a new role group
and also RegisterRole the new group.  There's some significant peeking
under the covers here, but the code was all implemented explicitly for
assets and is used by a client who has non-standard roles on their

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