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Allow project identifier to be changed (Feature #1131)
It would be great if users could change the project identifiers (and hence URLs) for projects.
Is this something that's feasable?
There's actually a Redmine discussion about having these be automatically generated. That's a good idea in that IDs wouldn't locked into particular textual descriptions. See http://www.redmine.org/issues/9225 for details. I couldn't find an exact match for this issue in the other queue.
Semantically, I understand the motivation for not encouraging these identifiers to be modified -- since they're used in URLs throughout the application (not just those you get in emails, but also within the wiki, notes and even SCM commits) and the fact they're not actually displayed within the views, it's difficult to justify modifying them. Despite this, it is already possible - those who have access to the production databases for their installations can change it via an SQL query with no adverse effects (other than breaking links):
1UPDATE `projects` SET `identifier` = 'new-identifier' WHERE `identifier` = 'old-identifier';