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Create work items from template with variable summary

Marko Tomljenovic (31648109) | asked Feb 21 '14, 4:12 a.m.
there is the nice feature to create multiple interlinked work items using the work item template feature.
All of the created work items have the name (summary) of the template work items.

Is there a way to define a template where a variable like [enter text here] can be put on the summary attribute so that while creating the work items from a template a text can be entered which is then automatically set in the summary of the newly created work items.

Concrete workflow would be:
1. User triggers the creation of the work items from a template.
2. User enters the topic for the workitems, e.g. "Tabular view of search results"
3. A Story work item is created with that title
4. A few child Task WIs are created with summaries like  "Design Tabular view of search results", "Implement Tabular view of search results", "Test Tabular view of search results", ...

Thank you for your help in advance

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Dinesh Kumar B (4.1k413) | answered Feb 21 '14, 4:17 a.m.
edited Feb 21 '14, 4:18 a.m.
I guess below enhancement covers your usecase, if not, feel free to add on:

Support simple String variables in Work Item templates (110019)

hope it helps.
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