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Work Item Creation from Server Side Plugin.


Muthukumar C (32712733) | asked May 29 '12, 3:29 a.m.
retagged Jun 08 '12, 9:34 a.m. by Evan Hughes (2.4k1218)
Hi,

My requirement is that when changing the Status of a Particular Work item, I want to create a new work item in another project area.

I am using JAVA and I have to develop this functionality in SERVER SIDE PLUGIN

Any ideas / sample codes will help me .

Thanks.
Muthukumar.C

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Nikhil Bharti commented Nov 27 '12, 8:04 a.m.

Hey Muthu,


I've same requirement , where I need to create WI of type Task in different project area and copy summary and description fron current workItem.Could you please send me the sample code.

Thanks,
Nik 


Muthukumar C commented Nov 27 '12, 8:15 a.m.

Nik, I am not suppose to publish the code as per my company policy.
But i am sure that by reading all the previous discussion between me and sam, you can get a overview of the process.

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sam detweiler (12.4k6180201) | answered May 29 '12, 8:58 a.m.
and this topic where I posted guidance too..

https://jazz.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25208&highlight=create+workitem
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sam detweiler (12.4k6180201) | answered May 30 '12, 9:07 a.m.
here is how to find the category choices.. (all found by looking at the Javadoc)

IWorkItemCommon.findCategories(IProjectAreaHandle, ItemProfile, org.eclipse.core.runtime.IProgressMonitor)

to get the target iteration, you need to find them.. starting at project

IDevelopmentLineHandle getProjectDevelopmentLine()
then u can get the iterations from the development line
IIterationHandle[] getIterations()
then u can analyze the iterations and decide which one to pick

Sam

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Ralph Schoon (58.0k23642) | answered May 29 '12, 5:30 a.m.
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This WiKi entry should get you started: https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/ProgrammaticWorkItemCreation

I assume you have looked at the articles around Extending Team Concert and the Extensions workshop in https://jazz.net/library/ already.

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Muthukumar C (32712733) | answered May 29 '12, 7:47 a.m.
Ralph,

I am confused, The code in the mentioned link is Client side or server side.
I want to add code for creating TASK Work item in a different project area when changing a status of a work item to COMPLETED.

No need to get the repository parameters as I want to create WI in the same repository where the Plugin executes.

This should be done by Operation Participant. But I need just a algorithm at least.

Thanks

This WiKi entry should get you started: https://jazz.net/wiki/bin/view/Main/ProgrammaticWorkItemCreation

I assume you have looked at the articles around Extending Team Concert and the Extensions workshop in https://jazz.net/library/ already.

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Ralph Schoon (58.0k23642) | answered May 29 '12, 8:19 a.m.
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Please look at "WorkItemOperation" and try if you can run that in the server in a precondition/followup action.
I have not created a work item in the server yet and thus I don't have other example code, but I would try this code.

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Ralph Schoon (58.0k23642) | answered May 29 '12, 8:42 a.m.
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A quick search lead to

getService(IWorkItemServer.class).createWorkItem2(workItemType);

There are several references to createWorkItem2 in the SDK, that you could look at to understand how to use it.

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Muthukumar C (32712733) | answered May 30 '12, 1:20 a.m.
Hi,

When using the createWorkItem2 method, I have to assign the value for all mandatory fields before saving the work item.

But every time I am getting struck when assigning the values to fileds like Category and Planned For.

How to pass the values to this fields using workItem.setTarget and workItem.setCategory methods.

Now my total code look some thing like this

// TEST Creation of WorkItem

IProcessServerService processServerService = getService(IProcessServerService.class); ;
IWorkItemServer workItemServer = getService(IWorkItemServer.class);
IProjectArea projectArea = (IProjectArea)processServerService.findProcessArea("TAM Regression", null);
IWorkItemType workItemType = workItemServer.findCachedWorkItemType(projectArea, "Task");
IWorkItem workItem = workItemServer.createWorkItem2(workItemType);
// Set the Attributes of Task work item.
workItem.setHTMLSummary(SourceWI.getHTMLSummary());
ICategoryHandle FiledAgainst = ????;
workItem.setTarget(????);
workItem.setCategory(????);
workItemServer.saveWorkItem2(workItem, null, null);


and this topic where I posted guidance too..

https://jazz.net/forums/viewtopic.php?t=25208&highlight=create+workitem

		                                        

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Ralph Schoon (58.0k23642) | answered May 30 '12, 7:26 a.m.
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The Link ProgrammaticWorkItemCreation I sent before shows how to set the Categories. For Planned for you need to find the iteration.

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Muthukumar C (32712733) | answered May 30 '12, 9:13 a.m.
Thanks Sam.

I almost completed the Work Item creation. Once I deployed the plugin, Will give you the feedback tomorrow.



here is how to find the category choices.. (all found by looking at the Javadoc)

IWorkItemCommon.findCategories(IProjectAreaHandle, ItemProfile, org.eclipse.core.runtime.IProgressMonitor)

to get the target iteration, you need to find them.. starting at project

IDevelopmentLineHandle getProjectDevelopmentLine()
then u can get the iterations from the development line
IIterationHandle[] getIterations()
then u can analyze the iterations and decide which one to pick

Sam

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Muthukumar C (32712733) | answered Jun 08 '12, 4:54 a.m.
Sam

After some modification here and there in the above mentioned code, Work item is creating properly with the values supplied from the java.

Thanks!!!

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Dnyanesh Markad commented Feb 13 '13, 11:23 p.m.

Hi All,

I have created the operationParticipant by using the createworkItem2() method. But after state change of workitem It is not generating workitem automatically. Here is my code :


Dnyanesh Markad commented Feb 13 '13, 11:26 p.m.

if (state.equals(Inprogress))
                                {
                                
                                IProcessServerService processServerService = getService(IProcessServerService.class); ;

                                IWorkItemServer workItemServer =(IWorkItemServer) getService(IWorkItemServer.class);

                               


Dnyanesh Markad commented Feb 13 '13, 11:26 p.m.

String Pa = newWorkItem.getProjectArea().toString();
                                IProjectArea projectArea = (IProjectArea)processServerService.findProcessArea(Pa, null);
                                
                                String WItype = newWorkItem.getWorkItemType();
                                
                              
                               


Dnyanesh Markad commented Feb 13 '13, 11:27 p.m.

IWorkItemType workItemType = workItemServer.findCachedWorkItemType(projectArea, WItype);

                                IWorkItem workItem = workItemServer.createWorkItem2(workItemType);

                                // Set the Attributes of Task work item.

                                workItem.setHTMLSummary(XMLString.createFromPlainText("Automatic WI"));


Dnyanesh Markad commented Feb 13 '13, 11:28 p.m.

workItem.setOwner(newWorkItem.getOwner());                               
                                workItem.setCategory(newWorkItem.getCategory());           
                                workItem.setTarget(newWorkItem.getTarget());

                                workItemServer.saveWorkItem3(workItem, null, null, null);
                                
                                }


Dnyanesh Markad commented Feb 14 '13, 1:41 a.m.

Is it necessary to insert ui part for creation...or the create work item() itself creates the workitem automatically in the repository?


Thanks,
Dnyanesh


Muthukumar C commented Feb 14 '13, 5:15 a.m.

No need for UI part. You have to use the CreateWorkItem method to create work item. Pass the values for that work item and calling the SaveWrokItem2 method is only required. 

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