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Reporting on join between two different work item types

Greg Hodgkinson (2092120) | asked Mar 26 '10, 7:52 a.m.

I have a custom attribute of type Work Item on a specific work item type which is used to relate to another work item.

i.e. WorkItemA.related -> WorkItemB.

I'd like to create a report template that lists all of these work items (WorkItemA), grouped by the related work items (WorkItemB).

I'm new to BIRT but have successfully created a report which just lists my work items using the LIVE_WORKITEM_CNT table.

Also from the notes here ( I've seen there is the ability to list custom attributes of various types ... but don't see any mechanism for listing custom attributes of type Work Item.

Does anyone know of a way to do this? Would be very much appreciated!

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Rafik Jaouani (5.0k16) | answered Mar 26 '10, 12:01 p.m.
LIVE_WORKITEM_CNT does not expose Item extensions. It only exposes the simple type extensions. For the simple type extensions check the columns named: XXX_KEY and XXX_VAL.

If you are using or better, you can look in the LIVE_SNAPSHOT/ table.

This table has two columns named: itemExtensions.key and itemExtensions.value.itemId.

The above table exposes internal implementation details of work item objects. So use it only if necessary as the structure it exposes could change in the future.

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Greg Hodgkinson (2092120) | answered Mar 26 '10, 1:56 p.m.
Thanks very much Rafik. I will try as you suggest.

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