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IBM RTC 6.0.2 Is there any way to enforce a link type to make it mandatory?


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Rafael Rodriguez Montes (23013126247) | asked Nov 30 '16, 2:09 p.m.
 Hello, 
I would like to have a work item type to be enforced to have a link during the promotion of the work flow, I didn't notice any parameter easy to configure in enclipse is there any scripted way to do it?
I want to make mandatory or require a link type when the user attempt to promote the WI  to the next state, I don't see how to handle the behavior of the links types. 

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Donald Nong (14.5k414) | answered Nov 30 '16, 11:05 p.m.
It's has been asked quite a few times before. You need to write a server side extension for it.
https://jazz.net/forum/questions/224732/mandatory-to-link-work-item
https://jazz.net/forum/questions/216569/mandatory-duplicate-work-item-link-if-duplicate-resolution-is-selected
https://jazz.net/forum/questions/172149/rtc-how-to-make-mandatory-the-duplicate-of-link
https://jazz.net/forum/questions/213375/how-to-set-links-as-mandatory-before-saving-a-workitem

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Luca Martinucci (1.0k294112) | answered Dec 01 '16, 5:44 a.m.
I had  the same need, and I had to develop a custom java extension (a participant) to enforce this behaviour.
I hope that these code snippets help you:

// get list of links of the work item
Object data = operation.getOperationData();
ISaveParameter saveParameter = null;
if (data instanceof ISaveParameter) {
    saveParameter = (ISaveParameter) data;
 }
IWorkItemReferences refs = saveParameter.getNewReferences();
// check if the "parent" link is present
IEndPointDescriptor mandatoryLinkDesc = WorkItemEndPoints.PARENT_WORK_ITEM;
// get list of links of the work item
List<IReference> listReferences = refs.getReferences(mandatoryLinkDesc);        
if ((listReferences!=null) && (!listReferences.isEmpty())) {
    // mandatory link present
} else {
    // mandatory link not present
    // TODO
    // return an error
} 


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