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Parent (Show links option) not included in sort columns

Aparna Sukumaran (333660) | asked Mar 14 '16, 4:26 p.m.
I want to sort first by parent and then by ID.  I specify "Show Links" but parent does not appear in the sort columns list.

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Donald Nong (14.5k414) | answered Mar 14 '16, 8:32 p.m.
I don't think you can sort by any links. It does not make sense at all.

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Heather Linsk (1422252) | answered Apr 07 '16, 12:12 p.m.
This is useful to help show "traceability" information.  The ability to sort by parent ID let's you see epics, stories and tasks as they relate to each other, much like the traceability view in a Plan.

Donald Nong commented Apr 15 '16, 5:29 a.m.

Well, if you can sort by the ID, would you like to sort by the other attributes of the parent WI? It becomes complicated quickly.

Heather Linsk commented Apr 15 '16, 9:02 a.m. | edited Apr 15 '16, 9:03 a.m.

ID is fine. It give you a way to visualize work item relationships

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