Custom fields are a wonderful way to let users extend Clickups Entities by their needs. The problem is, that they have not been a global concept yet, but only TASK-focused.
I guess it would make a lot of sense to allow custom fields for all types of Entities in ClickUp and solve their behaviour, permissions and relations centrally.
There are several issues I'd like to sum up here (and even more, this are just some examples) which show that it would be a huge benefit for ClickUp itself AND the API (and thereby for extensions) to be able to define custom fields for all entities like
- Time entries
Functionality should for example include:
- Permission handling
- Default value
- Readonly / locked (API only) fields (required to connect for example folders to customer IDs)
- Reuse at multiple places
- Search / Filtering / Listing / Summing (for custom field values)
- Use custom field values in formulas as tokens
I think this might be a very hughe improvement and straigt forward like ClickUp is! :)
Here are some examples for similar feature requests that could be solved with one central concepts (please help to collect more):