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How to Get all Parents WorkItems given a specific WorkItem with Java API?

Tiago Fernandez (5351619) | asked Oct 17 '13, 11:33 a.m.

Hello all,

How to get all parents workitems hireachy of a given work item using Java API, for example:

Epic: 1234
      |__ Story: 4567
                  |__ Task: 7894
                              |__ Another Sub Task: 7458

So given the  Sub Task: 7458    workitem handler, I'd like to get the parents up to the root:    7894, 4567 and 1234

The result of each of them can be the workitem handler and then I can get the ID number.

Thanks a lot for the help.

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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Oct 17 '13, 12:59 p.m.

Tiago Fernandez commented Oct 17 '13, 3:07 p.m.

Thanks for the response,
I could figure a part of the code out, but I need a part I don't know how to do it.

Part of the code I have is:

queryPage = linkManager.findLinksBySource(WorkItemLinkTypes.PARENT_WORK_ITEM, workItemRef, null);
  links = queryPage.getAllLinksFromHereOn();
  for(ILink l : links){ 
   println("Link Comment is: " + l.getTargetRef().getComment())


This gives me the number of the parent WorkItem plus its title.
How can I get the IWorkItem Parent handler in my code from the ILink l?

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