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Can RTC enforce that child must have a parent

nannette Mori (50136) | asked Jan 19 '16, 10:52 a.m.

Problem:  Having child work items that do not have a parent

Is there a way that we could require child work items to be linked to a parent work item?

sam detweiler commented Jan 19 '16, 11:47 a.m. | edited Jan 19 '16, 12:12 p.m.

how do you know if this workitem is supposed to be a child? 
all workitems are equal in RTC.. parent/child is an additional attribute

yes, you could build an Advisor server side plugin to do this enforcement,
once you figure out how to know

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.5k23035) | answered Jan 19 '16, 5:13 p.m.
Not every work item can have a parent, or you would have a cycle in your parent/child tree (which is not allowed).   You could require that a particular type of work item have a parent.   To do so, you would need to write a custom operation behavior precondition for the save-work-item operation.

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