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RTC 6.0.2 Import massively Work Items including IDs

Bledar Cili (3114) | asked Aug 08 '17, 10:34 a.m.

Hello community,

I have a question related to:  "Importing work items from a CSV file" as described here
Is it possible to assign a predefined ID to the newly imported/created Work Item? So instead of letting RTC assign the ID (according to the built in rules) I wish I could assign the ID through the CSV file itself. 

Thanks in advance.

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Matt Muller (59813674) | answered Aug 08 '17, 10:53 a.m.

Hi Bledar,

You do not want to force Work Item ID's or this will cause issues;   I've seen a way to do this but it causes issues to the built in rules and then re-sets the numbering of the ID's...  nightmare and nightmare to then fix.

If you want to keep reference to something else - I'd suggest adding in the Summary or Description or a separate attributes.  My advise (I'm not IBM) do not mess with the WI ID's


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Bledar Cili commented Aug 11 '17, 3:41 a.m.

Hello Matt,

thank you for the advice :) .
Also from IBM support the answer was similar to yours.

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