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How to mark a custom state as 'Resolved' state for a work item ?

Achint Mathur (2016) | asked Apr 27 '15, 3:25 p.m.
 Hi ,

I am using RTC 4.0.6 in my project . We have different custom work-items setup in our project . We link DBCR workitem as a Child to Defect workitem.
I want to use the Precondition 'All Children Resolved' between both of these but I don't know how to specify what state from the DBCR should be regarded as 'Resovled' by RTC .

In our current setup , my DBCR has  New --> Assigned --> Data Model approved --> In Progress --> Closed
and the Defect has New --> Triaged --> Assigned --> In progress --> Resolved --> In Test --> In UAT --> Passed

I want to ensure that Defect cannot be moved to 'Resolved State' in Defect until DBCR is moved to 'Data Model approved; state . 

On the Workitem workflow , I have selected 'Data model approve' action as the Resolve action , but that does not enforce the precondition.

Please guide me 


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sam detweiler (12.4k6180201) | answered Apr 27 '15, 5:28 p.m.
there is no mechanism built into the product to do cross type dependencies like you describe.

One could create a server side plugin extension to provide this enforcement.
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Achint Mathur commented Apr 27 '15, 5:44 p.m.

Thanks Sam for the answer .

Please help me understand what RTC supports for this precondition . I can change the workflow of my workitems to mimic the requirements that RTC supports .

What attribute does RTC check on a child when validating ' All Children Resolved ' condition . I assume it would check the Workflow state of the child workitem .But how do I know which state is regarded as the 'Resolved' stateĀ 

sam detweiler commented Apr 27 '15, 6:33 p.m.

In the workflow of the all workitems you are required to mark each state as to what group the state is in..

open, in progress, and closed/resolved, verified

an example of a plugin that does this kind of checking is my 'depends on' advisor

see the accepted answer here for code that checks thru links to see if workitems are 'closed'/resolved...

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