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RTC: Is there any way to delete work item links (such as trace to) in batch?


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Clement Liu (1.5k54149) | asked Jan 29 '15, 9:53 a.m.
We have a bunch of work items with linkage. We like to delete every linkage on the work items in batch. Is there any way to accomplish this? Our RTC version is 4.0.6. 

Thank you!

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Ralph Schoon (55.5k23642) | answered Jan 29 '15, 10:22 a.m.
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Clement, you could use the plain Java API to do that. As far as I know there is nothing out there that supports this out of the box. You would write something based on e.g. https://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2013/11/06/creating-clm-links-with-back-link/ (the client part) and instead of

workingCopy.getReferences().add(....
you would use

workingCopy.getReferences().remove(....
and also

getWorkingCopy().getAdditionalSaveParameters().add(
                    IAdditionalSaveParameters.UPDATE_BACKLINKS);

I am working on a second version of https://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/a-rtc-workitem-command-line/ that will be able to remove links, but it will take some weeks to get it published.




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Ralph Schoon commented Jan 29 '15, 10:27 a.m.
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PS: the UPDATE_BACKLINKS is needed for CLM links e.g. to RQM, Doors Next as well as tracks relationships.

Also see https://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2012/09/19/the-rtc-workitem-link-api-linking-workitems-to-other-elements/  - at the end there is a loop that analyzes all links. You can basically use the process - get all references, then iterate all of them and remove them - or only certain endpoint types.


Clement Liu commented Jan 30 '15, 12:08 p.m.

Hi Ralph, got it. Thank you!


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