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How can I change a Shared Template?

Susan Hanson (1.6k2201194) | asked Apr 23 '14, 2:41 a.m.
We have a shared template for a "change request" that is a Task with some default text added (specific to a change request) and the required approvals.

Now I need to change one of the people that are approvers (due to a job change).  I can see the template listed under Project Configuration -> Configuration Data -> Work Items -> Templates

but I don't see a way to change it.

Is there a way to change it? Or am I required to create a new one and then remove the old one?


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Eric Jodet (6.3k5111120) | answered Apr 23 '14, 5:09 a.m.
 Hello Susan,
open your Project Area using the Eclipse Client.
Links tab.
Attachments panel.
Search for attachments like workitemtemplates/some_name.xml
Save As to your local drive.
Edit, modify, save.
Back to the Eclipse Client, with the xml file selected,
click and the replace button.
Select the file you modified, save.
--> done

Hope it helps,
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Susan Hanson commented Apr 28 '14, 9:24 a.m.

Thanks!! worked like a charm

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Don Yang (7.7k21114139) | answered Apr 23 '14, 5:10 a.m.

You may consider to export the template first from File > export > team > work item template.
Then update the xml file with the new approver (should be something like approvalTasks rdf:resource=)

Then import xml file from the same menu and make sure you tick "override the template with same name" and it should update the existing shared template.


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