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Is it possible to change the category for an existing workitem type?

Maria Amalan (784164) | asked May 18 '15, 5:12 a.m.
We had created a new workitem type using the duplicate option from an existing workitem. While doing this, we have used the same category as the existing workitem. Now the workflows for both workitem types will be the same since they belong to the same category.
The issue here is that we want to change the workflow of one workflow to another custom workflow. But when we change for one workitem type, it automatically changes for the other workitem type as well since they belong to the same category.
I dont see any option to edit or change the category. Is there some other way to change the category for one of the workitem types? 

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Ralph Schoon (62.9k33645) | answered May 18 '15, 7:07 a.m.

the information is in the process XML.

So it would be possible to manipulate that. Also see this post:

I am not sure about the consequences however. I would suggest to test this on a test system. I would assume that is harmful. See for some information about this.

If you change work item category, I assume you will at least loose the state and resolution information for the work items. You could potentially export that information first and then reset the data using the CSV export/import.

Again, I would suggest to try this first on a test system that canbe replaced if you break anything. Maybe contact support and ask for their opinion.

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