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Rolling up of hours to parent from child items


Surendranath Matta (131) | asked Apr 13 '18, 11:39 a.m.

I have seen the question . This was from 2012.

Now, I am using 6.0.4 version of RTC.
is there any other way to get the hours rolled up from the child items to the parent workItem without using the extensions?

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Ralph Schoon (60.5k33643) | answered Apr 16 '18, 2:16 a.m.
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The Planning Component does roll up of complexity and execution item estimate and time spent across parent/child within one project area. If the built in stuff is not sufficient you can write enhancement requests or look for a custom solution.

Although I have written https://rsjazz.wordpress.com/2012/07/31/rtc-update-parent-duration-estimation-and-effort-participant/ It is a crutch and I don't like the underlying design and architecture.

A better solution would be to use reporting. Another alternative that would avoid storing the calculated data in an attribute would be a presentation that does the calculation when a work item is opened.

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Surendranath Matta commented Apr 16 '18, 2:43 p.m.

 Ralph,


Is it possible to just get the total hours spent from all the child items - instead of total hours spent / total estimated hours ? I would like the progress bar replaced with just a string or integer, representing the actual hours spent. 


Regarding the solution using reporting, can you throw an example or link that I can follow?


Ralph Schoon commented Apr 17 '18, 2:42 a.m.
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If you can collect information from three attributes, you should be able to only collect it for one.

I have no example for such a report.

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Don Yang (7.4k2195130) | answered Apr 15 '18, 11:17 p.m.

I dont think v6.0.4 has the built-in follow-up participant as suggested in question.
The best option would be using "Work progress" bar as suggested in the question(2nd answer)
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If you are using the work item editor then you can add the progress bar. Its a non attribute based editor presentations and is called "Work Progress". Check it out if it helps.
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In Parent work item, when adding work progress, you will see
Hours Done : 45 of 411.5 (11%)
when hover on the progress bar, here, 45 hours are sum up of all Spent time in child work items.

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