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How to add a default Text in a customized field

PRASANTA CHAUDHURI (11032025) | asked Dec 22 '14, 2:20 p.m.
How to add a default Text in a customized field followed by Task ID , everytime while creating a work item.
Example -- After submitting new task , on save the customized field will show text like "PRNT-Task000231".
where PRTN- is the default Text , Task is the Type of the workitem getting created and  000231 is the ID of the workitem being created .

Request your help and details on how to do it.

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Brian Fleming (1.6k11928) | answered Dec 22 '14, 2:55 p.m.
Create a Script Based Calculated Value and associate it with your custom attribute.  A sample script is below.  Note that workItem.getValue(WorkItemAttributes.TYPE) returns the id of the workitem type so you will need to map these to the workitem type name within your script as I have done for defect and task. 

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(function() {
var WorkItemAttributes=;
    dojo.declare("com.test", null, {

        getValue: function(attribute, workItem, configuration) {

var type = workItem.getValue(WorkItemAttributes.TYPE);
if (type == "defect") {
  type = "Defect";
} else if (type =="task") {
  type = "Task";
var id = workItem.getValue(WorkItemAttributes.ID);
var state = workItem.getValue(WorkItemAttributes.STATE);
if (!state) return ""; //returns an empty string prior to workitem being saved
return "PRNT: "  + type + id;

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PRASANTA CHAUDHURI commented Dec 23 '14, 3:37 a.m.

Thanks Brian

This has worked very nicely.

If you have some more scripts , Request your posting or let me know the URL



Prasanta Kumar Chaudhuri

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