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Import/export of work items


preetam kulkarni (139298) | asked Sep 05 '10, 5:06 a.m.
Hi All,

I would be very thankful for your guidance over some of my doubts.
Recently I had an issue with the importing of work items in RTC v2.0.0.2.
I am using RTC Eclipse Client v2.0.0.2 on Windows OS. In order to export and import the work items from one Project area to another, I created a new Project area as that of original one with the Project customization . Also I have created the Team area and Iterations in line, created a WI Query to export with respect to the Team Area.
Also while importing, have selected all the details required(eg. due date, time spent, estimate, comments, description, etc.).
In the replica PA only few WIs are getting imported (1170 out of 1290).
Also I tried to create Customized reports using the work items. Every report shows the timestamp as the date when i imported but not the work item creation date.
Can you please guide me where am i doing wrong .

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.9k23035) | answered Sep 05 '10, 8:50 a.m.
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The first thing I'd look for is how the work items that are not getting
imported differ (in terms of field values) from those that are getting
imported.

Also, when you say "only few WI's are getting imported" and then "1170
out of 1290", does that mean that 1170 *did not* get imported, i.e. only
120 did get imported?

WRT the timestamp, I believe there is a request to allow that to be
controlled by the import, but currently, I believe that this has to be
the "real" creation date from the perspective of the repository, i.e.
when it was imported.

Cheers,
Geoff

On 9/5/2010 5:08 AM, preetskuul wrote:
Hi All,

I would be very thankful for your guidance over some of my doubts.
Recently I had an issue with the importing of work items in RTC
v2.0.0.2.
I am using RTC Eclipse Client v2.0.0.2 on Windows OS. In order to
export and import the work items from one Project area to another, I
created a new Project area as that of original one with the
Project customization . Also I have created the Team area and
Iterations in line, created a WI Query to export with respect to the
Team Area.
Also while importing, have selected all the details required(eg. due
date, time spent, estimate, comments, description, etc.).
In the replica PA only few WIs are getting imported (1170 out of
1290).
Also I tried to create Customized reports using the work items.
Every report shows the timestamp as the date when i imported but not
the work item creation date.
Can you please guide me where am i doing wrong .

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preetam kulkarni (139298) | answered Sep 05 '10, 1:49 p.m.
Hi Geoff,
Thanks for the response.


>>>The first thing I'd look for is how the work items that are not getting
imported differ (in terms of field values) from those that are getting
imported.
The main difference is with the comments .
The comments for a workitem are not completely copied accordingly.

>>>Also, when you say "only few WI's are getting imported" and then "1170
out of 1290", does that mean that 1170 *did not* get imported, i.e. only
120 did get imported?
No 1170 out of 1290 are getting imported while the remaining 120 are are not getting imported

>>>WRT the timestamp, I believe there is a request to allow that to be controlled by the import, but currently, I believe that this has to be the "real" creation date from the perspective of the repository, i.e.
when it was imported.
Can you please elaborate over this?

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preetam kulkarni (139298) | answered Sep 08 '10, 6:04 a.m.
Can anybody please help me regarding the issue ..
Would appreciate your help.

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Geoffrey Clemm (29.9k23035) | answered Sep 08 '10, 7:04 p.m.
FORUM ADMINISTRATOR / FORUM MODERATOR / JAZZ DEVELOPER
I can comment on the last item ... the basic answer is "no, you cannot
import the creation date ... that is currently always set to be the date
the work item was imported into the repository.

WRT to the other problems, you'll probably need to open a ticket with
support, so they can look into it with you.

Cheers,
Geoff

On 9/5/2010 1:52 PM, preetskuul wrote:
Hi Geoff,
Thanks for the response.


The first thing I'd look for is how the work items that
are not getting
imported differ (in terms of field values) from those that are getting

imported.
The main difference is with the comments .
The comments for a workitem are not completely copied
accordingly.

Also, when you say "only few WI's are getting
imported" and then "1170
out of 1290", does that mean that 1170 *did not* get imported,
i.e. only
120 did get imported?
No 1170 out of 1290 are getting imported while the remaining 120
are are not getting imported

WRT the timestamp, I believe there is a request to allow
that to be controlled by the import, but currently, I believe that
this has to be the "real" creation date from the
perspective of the repository, i.e.
when it was imported.
Can you please elaborate over this?

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