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Work item linking/un-linking does not show in history ?

Achint Mathur (2036) | asked Apr 25 '15, 3:37 a.m.
retagged May 08 '15, 3:08 p.m. by Ken Tessier (84117)
 Hi ,
We are using multiple custom built work items in out project . Some of them are needed to linked in a Parent - Child relationship . Also , we have enabled the operational behavior to ' Resolve a work item only when all children are resolved '

The problem we are facing is that some resources link the ' unresolved' child work items to the parent after the parent is moved to 'Resolved' . But the linking log/timestamp is not recorded in the work item history 

Is there a way I can enable logging so that every time work items are linked to each other , the event gets logged in history

Thanks for your answer

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sam detweiler (12.5k6189201) | answered Apr 25 '15, 7:43 a.m.
History does not contain linking events until 5.0.2

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Achint Mathur commented Apr 25 '15, 5:33 p.m.

 Thanks Sam . We are on 4.0.6  . I will discuss upgrading with my team . Could you also let me know if there is a way that I can 'lock down' linking after a particular state .

For example :
When a work item is resolved, no more work items can be linked to it ? 

Thanks for your time and effort 

sam detweiler commented Apr 25 '15, 6:36 p.m.

there is nothing in the system that prevents modifying workitems after they are closed.

one could write a server side extension to implement that behavior.

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Ken Tessier (84117) | answered May 08 '15, 3:07 p.m.
This topic in the 5.0.2 help has more information about viewing linking history:  Viewing work item history


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