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Using variables in dashboard template with work items


Kieron Brear (1461159) | asked Nov 01 '11, 9:57 a.m.
Hi,

I'm building dashboard templates for teams with RTC 2.0.0.2. 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?

Thanks,
Kieron

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Mike Pawlowski (6861) | answered Nov 04 '11, 12:41 p.m.
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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.
e.g. com.ibm.team.workitem.queries.predefined.recentlyModified

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
https://jazz.net/jazz/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/169822

83805: Allow the user to specify query condition values
https://jazz.net/jazz/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/83805

177957: : Allow users to specify work item query condition values in dashboard templates
https://jazz.net/jazz/resource/itemName/com.ibm.team.workitem.WorkItem/177957

Thanks,

Mike

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