[buddypress-trac] [BuddyPress Trac] #5495: Calculated custom fields

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Sun Mar 30 18:31:57 UTC 2014

#5495: Calculated custom fields
 Reporter:  sooskriszta  |       Owner:  djpaul
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  closed
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:
Component:  XProfile     |     Version:
 Severity:  normal       |  Resolution:  wontfix
 Keywords:               |
Changes (by boonebgorges):

 * status:  assigned => closed
 * resolution:   => wontfix
 * milestone:  Awaiting Review =>


 This would be fairly easy to do for specific cases now that we have a
 proper technique for registering xprofile field types. Your birthdate-to-
 age converter is a great example of a field type that could be registered
 with just a couple lines of code. Your other examples are great ideas too,
 at least for specific kinds of sites.

 However, building a general tool for this purpose is almost impossible.
 What would the UI look like? There are many different kinds of
 calculations/modifications that could be relevant:
 - date calculations
 - arithmetic calculations
 - distance calculations
 - specific kinds of URL concatenation (eg, a twitter handle -> twitter
 - conversion into links
 etc etc

 If there are specific cases where a specific field type would be useful to
 large numbers of sites - such as a "URL" type that validates URLs and then
 converts them into links (useful for arguably any BP site) - let's open
 separate tickets for them. But building a general tool for creating these
 "calculated" fields in some sort of UI seems well beyond what BP can or
 should do. Tentatively closing as wontfix for that reason.

Ticket URL: <https://buddypress.trac.wordpress.org/ticket/5495#comment:2>
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