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Notification when a workitem linked "depends on" chnage status

Antoine LELEU (5012728) | asked Mar 04 '13, 3:43 a.m.

i'm owner of a workitem, this workitem is kinked to another on by the "depends on".
I would like to receive a notification whan the status of the workitem linked to mine change.



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Ralph Schoon (61.4k33643) | answered Mar 04 '13, 4:09 a.m.
Hi Antoine,

as far as I can tell, there is no built in logic in RTC that would provide you with this capability.

I can think of the following options:
  • You can subscribe to the work item your work item depends on, to get notifications if it is modified.
  • You can try to set up a query that shows you information on work items your work items depend on. See to get started.
  • It is possible to extend RTC, especially the server, with operational behavior. It would be possible to create a participant (follow up action) to automatically subscribe the owner of a work item that gets linked with a depends on relationship to the work item it depends on. It would also be possible to create a participant that detects the state change, follows the depends on relationships and uses the Server's mail API to send an e-mail to users interested in the work items on the other end of the depends on relationship. You can get started here: and the blog contains example code for several participants. Unfortunately not yet an example to use the server Mail API.

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