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First build questions -- Build/Work item association

Mahari Hill (4861177230) | asked Dec 03 '14, 6:25 a.m.

I have gone through the tutorial, but in our production, I think we are missing something.

Viewing the devs work items, change sets are attached -- check.
The build is building the new changes -- check
The stream has the latest releases -- check
The target of the build is the correct stream -- check
The build user and work space are correct -- check
Users are running the build as build user -- check
Users are accepting changes and delivering to stream -- check
The build displays the work items -- missing

I can't figure out why the builds do not display the work items...everything else checks out. They are associating changesets to work can see it in the work items...

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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Dec 03 '14, 6:57 a.m.
edited Dec 03 '14, 6:58 a.m.
The work items that went into the build depend on a snapshot being created after the build. This only works if the build is not a private build. Because the build system does not have the permission to create a snapshot on the personal repository workspace of a user.

Make sure there is a dedicated repository workspace owned by the build user selected in the build definition.

The links between the work item and the changesets are actually created by the developers that is the information used during the compare. 
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Mahari Hill commented Dec 03 '14, 5:40 p.m.

That was it, they were doing a personal build as the build user...  :-\

Nick Edgar commented Dec 19 '14, 9:50 a.m.

Just to clarify one point: it's not that we can't create a snapshot for a personal build, we just don't currently since it's not seen to have a benefit in this case.

Also note that developer workspaces need to be visible to the build user, so it can load them, but build requests are normally submitted by the dev user (or scheduled), not the build user.

Ralph Schoon commented Dec 19 '14, 10:01 a.m.

The Build user does not have the permission to alter the personal repository workspace. And the build runs in the build users context not the owners.
You would have to avoid that issue if you wanted to implement something like that.

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