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how to query deleted work items using Reportable Rest API

Anjaly Bastian (1168) | asked Sep 24 '13, 12:05 p.m.
edited Sep 25 '13, 2:40 a.m.
I am looking for a way to get deleted work items using Reportable Rest API. Is there any way to find out the deleted work items ?

Pradeep Balachandran commented Sep 26 '13, 1:00 a.m. | edited Sep 29 '13, 10:53 p.m.

Hi Anjaly, it will be good to know the use-case you are interested in. That is, it will be good to clarify whether this is the end objective or just a means to get to the end objective. If it is the latter, there could be other means to get there.

Anjaly Bastian commented Sep 27 '13, 6:09 a.m.

Hi Pradeep,
  Is there any other way to get the deleted work items other than Reportable Rest API

Pradeep Balachandran commented Sep 27 '13, 6:44 a.m. | edited Sep 29 '13, 10:55 p.m.

Hi Anjaly, as Geoff and Sandy mentioned, there is no way as they are not in the system. That's why I asked you what is that you want to do - ie, if you are looking for deleted work items as a step towards something else, may be there is another way to get to that final objective.

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Sandy Grewal (1.6k1223) | answered Sep 25 '13, 1:36 p.m.
Hi Anjaly,
Unfortunately deleted Workitems cannot be retrieved using Reportable Rest.

Geoffrey Clemm commented Sep 25 '13, 6:00 p.m.

More generally, deleted work items cannot be retrieved in any fashion, other than restoring the database from a backup created before the deletion.

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