I would like to know how I can create custom fields containing lists of values of built-in objects (such as User Stories or Features) within CA Agile Central.
Displayed within a User Story:
with the list of values being names and links to actual Features available in CA Agile Central.
Thanks you ahead of time.
I don't know of a way to do this. This would require the ability to query the database at runtime for your list, which presumably you have a way of identifying for the query. Is that right?
The workspace admin UI only permits inclusion of fixed-text items in dropdowns, AFAIK. Others may have more knowledge.
Just to clarify.
The same way you have a “Parent” feature or user story as a built-in field, I would like to have the ability to select the same list of (dynamic, CA Agile Central) values for a custom field.
There isn't a way to do that. The field types are predefined. You can see them here, there isn't a type that allows you to refer to an object (other than User). The drop-down and multi-value are both for strings, there isn't any field type that will allow such a dynamic lookup:
The "Parent" as well as all other relationship between Agile Central's objects are predefined within the Object Model and not extensible or modifiable.
You can find more on fields and custom fields at: Create and Customize Fields | CA Agile Central Help
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