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any document or tutorial on how to implement parent/child workitems ?

Sedat kara (231120) | asked Nov 12 '14, 10:28 a.m.
edited Nov 12 '14, 4:14 p.m. by Ralph Earle (25739)
 I am planning to have tasks which can be brokendown into sub-tasks, what are the best practices to implement them? 
Is there any doc or tuto ? 

Sedat kara commented Nov 12 '14, 10:45 a.m.

Thanks for your response, 

We could create this link between tasks with different workflow? 
Task A with workflow A parent of task B which has workflow B? 
If so, 
1- how will look like the task board ?
2 - the parent will accumulate the effort of children? 
3 - how to create the link between parent progress and the children (the parents should show the progress of the less progressed child)


sam detweiler commented Nov 12 '14, 11:26 a.m. | edited Nov 12 '14, 11:27 a.m.

the links do not care about types on either end, or workflow in either end, or state of either end.

status of the children in relation to the parent depends on what type of workitems and what view you chose in the plan view.

task rolls up to story
task and story do not roll up to epic.
tasks do not roll up to tasks.

sometimes you can exclude task items. and NOT see the rollup.
only estimates and actual time spent roll up.

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sam detweiler (12.5k6191201) | answered Nov 12 '14, 10:37 a.m.
no real doc.. child is a link from workitem A to workitem B
A will see B as a child
simultaneously there will be a link in the reverse.. B will see A as its parent

any workitem can be parent and any workitem can be child.
you can add/change these at any time.  see the links section of a workitem, select Add

only rule is a workitem can have ONLY one parent
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