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How to set new value to "Filed Against" attribute.

radhika bandari (10675) | asked Nov 07 '11, 6:44 a.m.
I need to check the existing value of "Filed Against" value and then set it to new value.
Appriciate any suggessions or Piece of code.

Thanks in Advance

Radhika Bandari

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Ralph Schoon (62.3k33643) | answered Nov 07 '11, 7:44 a.m.
Please consider to search the development WiKi, especially the SDK. Here is some example code

I think there is no example for modifying a work item. You could look that up in the SDK itself. This code has worked for me:

ITeamRepository teamRepository = TeamPlatform
teamRepository.registerLoginHandler(new LoginHandler(userId, password));

IWorkItemClient workItemClient = (IWorkItemClient) teamRepository

URI uri = URI.create(projectAreaName.replaceAll(" ", "%20"));
IProjectArea projectArea = (IProjectArea) processClient
.findProcessArea(uri, null, null);
if (projectArea == null) {
System.out.println("Project area not found.");
return false;

int id = new Integer(idString).intValue();

IWorkItem workItem = workItemClient.findWorkItemById(id, IWorkItem.SMALL_PROFILE, null);
IWorkItemWorkingCopyManager wcm = workItemClient.getWorkItemWorkingCopyManager();
wcm.connect(workItem, IWorkItem.FULL_PROFILE, null);

try {
WorkItemWorkingCopy wc = wcm.getWorkingCopy(workItem);

IDetailedStatus s =;
if (!s.isOK()) {
throw new TeamRepositoryException("Error saving work item",
} finally {

The filed against is

ICategoryHandle category = workItemClient.findCategoryByNamePath(
projectArea, path, null);

wc.getWorkItem().setCategory(category )

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radhika bandari (10675) | answered Nov 08 '11, 1:00 a.m.

Thanks for your reply. My code looks like this. I tried getting existin category value.


IItemManager itm = teamRepository.itemManager();
//get existing category value.
ICategory category = (ICategory) itm.fetchCompleteItem(parentWorkItem.getCategory(), IItemManager.DEFAULT, monitor);
System.out.println("This is category: " + category.getName());

when I use above import statements, the plugin itself is not deployed on the server. It is giving this message

CopyAttributeValuesToChildWI (Operation Advisor) completed successfully.

what could be the probelm.
And I neednot change complete category list to new list of values, but I need to change the selected value against Filed Against field before saving workitem.
Please suggest me on this issue.

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radhika bandari (10675) | answered Nov 16 '11, 1:11 a.m.
Hi Ralph,

To work with ITeamRepository, IWorkItemClient I have imported respective packages
and added corresponding pulg-ins in Dependencies tab plug-in.xml.

If I add these plug-ins in Dependencies tab, the advisor plug-in is not deployed into server. These two packages are related to client.
I have checked windows->preferences->plug-in development->Target platform's Target Definition It has all the plug-ins listed there.

What is the procedure I need to follow.

Thanks in Advance,
Radhika Bandari

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