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Field description - Reporter



Short description:


The Reporter field represents who the end user/reporter of the issue is. In many cases the reporter is also the creator of the issue, but not always.






Default name: Reporter

Terminology variations: None


In-Use: Optional. This field can be set to be used in the issue field configuration.


Mandatory: Optional. This field can be set as mandatory, but need not be.


Data type: A User, which can be an internal or external user, or even a contact.


Access restrictions: (Default) "No access" when created (this field is always set to the issue creator in this case).  Editing: "Read/Write" for all internal users,  "Read" for external users, and "No access" for support users.




Reporter Company: If this issue field is used, it is always  set to the company that the Reporter belongs to. 


Project > Settings > General, section "General issue settings":

"Company" and "Reporter" fields should be dependent: This setting makes these fields dependent on each other, so that setting reporter sets the company for example. 


Affected by these settings: 


Project > Settings > Notifications:

The Reporter of an issue can be set as a recipient of notifications generated by changes to the issue.


General > Settings > Issue configurations > Issue rules.

Reporter can be used in issue rules, either as a criterion, or being set in the rule action.


Use cases: 

Reporter tells you who the email/issue/task/request is coming from, even if someone else created the issue for the Reporter.

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