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How to add new fields to existing work items?


Brian Cope (2121) | asked Dec 10 '08, 8:19 a.m.
I've added a new field to the Story work item type, for use in tying it to a requirement in an external data store. I've also added the new field in the editor presentation so it appears on the web ui. So for new stories, all is well.

But, I have many existing stories which could benefit from this field. Worse, is that the web ui for these existing stories now has a Requirement field with nothing backing it, so it looks like you can fill it in, but the field is not persisted.

So, how can I make this new field available to a few hundred existing stories?

Thanks,
Brian

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Patrick Streule (4.9k21) | answered Dec 12 '08, 3:58 a.m.
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I've added a new field to the Story work item type, for use in tying
it to a requirement in an external data store. I've also added the
new field in the editor presentation so it appears on the web ui. So
for new stories, all is well.

But, I have many existing stories which could benefit from this field.
Worse, is that the web ui for these existing stories now has a
Requirement field with nothing backing it, so it looks like you can
fill it in, but the field is not persisted.

So, how can I make this new field available to a few hundred existing
stories?

There is a way to upgrade existing work items to include new attributes:

1) Create a query that returns your stories
2) In the Work Items view, select the results and right click on the type
column
3) Choose 'Synchronize Attributes' from the context menu

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Regards,
Patrick
Jazz Work Item Team

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Brian Cope (2121) | answered Dec 15 '08, 11:27 a.m.
Thank you - that was just what I was looking for

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