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RTC: How to change Found In attribute for many work items?

Inge Buecker (111) | asked Sep 12 '13, 10:19 a.m.
With RTC I want to change many defects with Found In = Unassigned to another value.
I can create a query showing all this defects with Found In = Unassigned

But when I select all to be changed defects and open the menu the option "Change Found In..." is not available as for other attributes (e.g "Change Priority...." is possible for many work items).

Do you have another idea how I easily can change many work items Found In value?

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Dinesh Kumar B (4.1k413) | answered Sep 12 '13, 10:29 a.m.
edited Sep 12 '13, 10:37 a.m.
Found In attribute is of type Deliverable and bulk edit on Deliverable type is unfortunately a defect :
 Can't change attributes of type Deliverable on multiple work items in the eclipse or web client (183310)

Fixed in 4.0 as part of :
Select bulk actions based on attribute types (184411)
Can't change attributes of type Deliverable on multiple work items in the web client (184492)

as for an alternative, I would attempt a export of those work items (with work item id and the found in attribute) and modifying the values in the resultant csv and importing it back with "update matched workitem entry" option selected
Eclipse Client > Open the Project Area > File Menu > Import > Team : Work Items from CSV > Update matched Work Item

I haven't tested this for the Deliverable field.  So, you may want to test this work around on a test machine before applying it on the production.

Hope it helps.

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Inge Buecker (111) | answered Oct 01 '13, 8:05 a.m.
I got a solution using the web client.
With web client it is possible to "Edit Multiple Work Items" using a work item query. It is possible to Change "Found In" for several defects/work items and also additionally with other attribute changes in one step.

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