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Work item link: Blocked and Depend on


nicolas acosta (159) | asked Feb 23 '18, 8:49 a.m.

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My question is about the work item´s links: Blocked and Depend on. I would to know how can I make the status of a work item that is blocked by another can not be changed unless the status of the blocking work item is  completed.

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Ralph Schoon (63.2k33646) | answered Feb 26 '18, 2:22 a.m.
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There is no built in behavior or semantic implemented. The link is pretty much only information.
If you want to change that, you would have to implement a precondition aka an advisor that checks during the work item save condition, if the save can run (based on the existence of such relationships) and prevent it if not.

 Here is an example based on other information: https://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2014/05/26/only-owner-can-close-workitem-advisor/

The blog provides more reading and also examples how to detect relationships on work items. Note, this is not a cheap endeavor.

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