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Using variables in dashboard template with work items

Kieron Brear (1461169) | asked Nov 01 '11, 9:57 a.m.

I'm building dashboard templates for teams with RTC I can use context based parameters with reports, such as '{Current Project Area}' or '/${scope-path}' using mementos. I would like to do the same with the work item statistics viewlet, so that I do not have to create the same query 20 times for all the teams on the project, and then add those 20 different queries to 20 dashboards. Is this possible?


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Mike Pawlowski (6861) | answered Nov 04 '11, 12:41 p.m.
Hi Kieron,

Unfortunately, there isn't any alternative mechanism for priming the Work Item Statistics viewlet in dashboard templates other than using the predefined work item query string IDs.

The RTC 3.5/4.0 release plan includes a feature to parameterize work item query values and allow those values to be primed in dashboard templates.
See the following work items for details:

169822: Support variables in work item queries

83805: Allow the user to specify query condition values

177957: : Allow users to specify work item query condition values in dashboard templates



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