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Can I update a field value on a parent work item and all of it's children without doing each one individually?

Craig Hibbert (307) | asked Oct 07 '15, 12:05 p.m.
I have a work item with a large number of children.
I would like to update the 'Planned for' field on the parent and all of it's children.

Is there a way to achieve this without going through each work item individually and updating it?

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Donald Nong (14.5k414) | answered Oct 12 '15, 1:23 a.m.
edited Oct 12 '15, 1:23 a.m.
You can do this with the bulk-update feature.
1. Run a query with the condition "Parent > Id is < parent WI Id >" and display the "Planned For" column.
2. Select all the work items in the result set (these are the child work items).
3. Click the "Modify Multiple Work Items" and change the "Planned For" value.
4. Change the "Planned For" value for the parent work item separately.
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