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New 'Task' attributes not incorporated in existing Tasks

Patrick Dreiding (1622) | asked Mar 26 '12, 1:46 p.m.
I've added a custom Task attribute which works well for new Tasks. My problem is getting all the existing tasks refreshed to include the new attribute. I can't find any 'refresh' or 'synch' capability to get the older tasks updated.
Did I miss something or do I have to re-enter in all my tasks (i hope not!).

- Pat

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sam detweiler (12.5k6194201) | answered Mar 26 '12, 2:02 p.m.
see this topic

its tricky. list the workitems in a query,
select all the workitems to change,
right button click over the icon column.. select Synchronize attributes

it will ONLY show over that column

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Patrick Dreiding (1622) | answered Mar 26 '12, 3:24 p.m.
Appreciate the quick response. I read and re-read the "Fix-it" and could not find the "synchronize" option.

I created a query that only includes the ID, Summary and new Attribute.
After I run the query all the Tasks are displayed in my Work Items Tab. Easy enough to sellect them all, but I don't have (see?) an icon column. I've right-clicked on everything. Nothing shows me a "Synchronize" attribute option. I'm confused :cry:

I'm using RTC client ver Is it the right version? Am I missing an istallation?

- Pat

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Patrick Dreiding (1622) | answered Mar 26 '12, 3:52 p.m.
Got it resolved. Best to use the default query fields. The "Type" field is the icon column. I'm slow off the starting block but eventually get there.

- Pat

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